Dorothy Catherine Davidson

Above: Davidson, circa 1986


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 10, 1986 from Winter Park, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 4, 1946
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Davidson had braces on her teeth at the time of her disappearance. She wears eyeglasses. Her nickname is Dottie.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Davidson was last seen in Winter Park, Florida on August 10, 1986. She lived in the 5300 block of Lanyard Court. She has never been heard from again. The next day, when she didn't show up for work at Southern Bell in Orlando, Florida, her coworkers called her twin sister.

    Davidson's sister notified police of her disappearance that night. Police found four .25 caliber shell casings and one .25 caliber bullet on the floor of her residence. One brown and white quilted bedspread and two couch pillows were missing. There were no indications of a struggle, and Davidson's car and purse still there.

    Police have identified a suspect in Davidson's case, an acquaintance of hers whom they have not publicly named. She is described as a dependable woman and it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Investigators believe she was the victim of a homicide.


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


    Source Information
    The Orlando Sentinel
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 30, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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