Dorothy Marie Douglas

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Above Images: Douglas, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 26, 1998 from Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1955
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Douglas's first name may be spelled "Dorthy." Her nickname is Dot, and she may use the last name Mitchell.
  • Medical Conditions: Douglas was in poor health at the time of her August 1998 disappearance, and she was also addicted to crack cocaine.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Douglas stayed with a friend in Westwood, Ohio during late August 1998. She routinely walked the streets of the Walnut Hills area of Cincinnati, Ohio. Douglas's last known address is listed in 1960 block of Kinney Avenue in Cincinnati. Her family members said that she used crack cocaine on a daily basis at the time. Douglas has a criminal record for drug use and prostitution offenses.

    Douglas was last seen in the Walnut Hills area on August 26, 1998. She has never been heard from again. Her relatives said that she did not take any of her personal belongings with her, including additional clothing or money. Douglas did not have access to a vehicle at the time. Her family members learned that her food stamp card was used for the last time on September 9, 1998.

    Douglas worked as a nurse during the 1970s and early 1980s. She has two children and two grandchildren. Douglas's loved ones said that her life hit a downward spiral after her husband was stabbed to death in an unsolved 1982 incident. Her brother disappeared in Tennessee during the following year and is presumed drowned, although his remains have never been recovered.

    Douglas maintained regular contact with her family members until the date of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cincinnati Police Department



    Source Information
    Cincinnati Police Department
    The Cincinnati Enquirer
    North American Missing Persons Network
    Ohio Attorney General's Office


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 15, 2010; middle name, height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics and medical conditions updated.

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