Beverly Ann Cummings

Above: Cummings, circa 1990


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 18, 1990 from Federal Way, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 21, 1936
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'1, 105 - 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Cummings wears pink-framed eyeglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cummings was last seen in Federal Way, Washington early in the morning on July 18, 1990, when she went out to go to run errands at the grocery store and the post office. She said she would be back by 9:00 a.m. to babysit her granddaughter, but she never returned and has never been heard from again. When her loved ones checked the post office and grocery store, they discovered the mail hadn't been collected and no one had seen her at the store.

    Over Labor Day Weekend in September 1990, Cummings's brown 1977 Toyota Celica hatchback with the Washington license plate number UKM-353 was found abandoned in on a forest service road three and a half miles off Highway 410 in Greenwater, Washington. A man admitted to finding the car and driving it to Auburn, Washington. Authorities stated he wasn't a suspect in Cummings's disappearance. Greenwater residents said the car had been there since mid-July.

    It's uncharacteristic of Cummings to leave without warning, and she left behind all her makeup and clothing and hasn't used her bank accounts or credit cards since her disappearance. She was healthy at the time of her disappearance, her marriage was happy, and her family can't think of any reason she would want to leave. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    King County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Washington State Missing Persons Search
    The Seattle Times
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 1, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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