Nellie Florence Cornman Flickinger

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Above Images: Flickinger, circa 1979


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 1979 from Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 13, 1949
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Flickinger has numerous scars on her body from skin grafts. She was injured in a motorcycle accident in the mid-1960s and had to have screws and/or plates implanted into one of her legs as a result. One of her legs is smaller than the other. Flickinger may use the alias names Lindy Sue Henry, Nellie Henry and/or Sue Henry.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Flickinger was last seen in Erie, Pennsylvania in approximately March 1979. She had previously gone missing and was found safe in Yuma, Arizona sometime afterwards; she had gone there to escape marital problems. Flickinger returned from Yuma to the Erie area where she attempted to raise her two sons and three daughters. She had only been living in Erie for a short time when a boyfriend came and picked her up.

    Flickinger told her children and her mother she was going to California and would return once she had gotten her life together. She has never been heard from again. Her mother did not know the name of the man she left with, but he was Caucasian and may have been a member of the military. Flickinger lead a transient lifestyle at the time of her disappearance and had traveled across the western United States. Sometimes she took her children with her; other times she left them with relatives, but she always returned for them eventually.

    Flickinger's children lived with her mother for a time, then were adopted by other families. She was not reported missing until 2007; police had received to accept a report prior to this, because she is an adult and left Erie willingly. The circumstances surrounding Flickinger's disappearance are unclear.


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


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Yuma Sun
    The Erie Times-News
    The Sacramento Bee
    The Appeal-Democrat


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 19, 2008; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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