Elizabeth Dorothy Funchess

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Above Images: Elizabeth, circa 1977


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 6, 1977 from San Jose, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 26, 1977
  • Age: 6 months old
  • Height and Weight: 2'0, 15 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, blue/gray eyes. Elizabeth's nickname is Beth.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Elizabeth was last seen at her family's San Jose, California residence on September 6, 1977. She disappeared with her mother, 36-year-old Diane Edith Funchess. Authorities discovered that the cord to their television set had been cut off and taken away. Nothing else was missing and there was no ransom note. Investigators at the time believed Elizabeth and Diane had been taken so the baby could be sold for adoption.

    Diane's body was found in September 1981, but Elizabeth has never been located. Few details are available in her case.


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


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Winnipeg Free Press
    The Las Cruces Sun-News
    For the Lost


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 26, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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