Delores Raye Jones Griffin

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Above: Griffin, circa 1975

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 24, 1975 from Romeoville, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 18, 1941
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'6, 120 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Red hair, hazel eyes. Griffin may have previously broken her arm. Her teeth were in good condition at the time she vanished, but stained from coffee and cigarettes. She smoked Winston cigarettes in 1975.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Griffin's three children arrived home from school on October 24, 1975 and found the door locked and Griffin missing, along with her car, a gold 1975 Monte Carlo with a cream-colored top. The children went next door and their neighbor told them that Griffin's husband had left in Griffin's car after putting a large metal trash can in its trunk. He was gone twenty-two hours and came back home covered in mud and acting strangely. He reportedly refused to tell the children where Griffin was. Griffin's husband burned the clothes he had been wearing that day. In the weeks following his wife's disappearance, he acted bizarrely. He cried often and would not sleep in his bedroom; he insisted on sleeping with his two younger children instead. Six months after Griffin's disappearance, her husband committed suicide. Neither he nor anyone else was ever charged in connection with Griffin's case.

    Griffin has never been heard from again. She is described as a shy person who rarely left the house. She was allegedly very protective of her children and made all their clothes. She had once been employed by WESCOM in Downer's Grove, Illinois. Griffin's husband was reportedly very abusive and may have been selling narcotics in 1975. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Romeoville Police Department
    815-886-7219

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network

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