Virginia Erickson

Above: Erickson, circa 1973


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 21, 1973 from Sweet Home, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 26, 1941
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Erickson's nickname is Ginny.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Erickson was last seen in Sweet Home, Oregon on October 21, 1973. That day, her children attended church without their parents. Erickson's husband stated he and Erickson planned to go hunting while the children were in church. He said she changed her mind about going hunting and he dropped her off at a local store, and this is the last time he saw her. She has never been heard from again. Erickson was a regular churchgoer in 1973 and played the piano for the church.

    Erickson was not reported missing for several months. The investigation into her disappearance uncovered evidence that her husband was abusing their children, and he faced criminal charges. Little evidence is available in Erickson's disappearance, but she is considered missing under suspicious circumstances.


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


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 27, 2010; casefile added.

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