Mary Everette Harrison

Above: Harrison, circa 1982


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 6, 1982 from Hampton, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'6 - 4'9, 95 - 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Harrison may wear her hair in braids or in an Afro style. She may also wear a black wig. Her ears are pierced she has burn marks on the outside of her thigh and arm on one side of her body. She may wear eyeglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Harrison was last seen by her four daughters at their house on Shell Road in Hampton, Virginia on October 6, 1982. When the girls woke up the next morning, she was gone, without leaving a note. Harrison had occasionally left her daughters alone for days at a time without warning, but she would always return eventually. After her October 1982, disappearance, she was never heard from again. She left her purse behind, and also left brand-new clothing with price tags still attached, hanging in the closet. She didn't have access to a vehicle at the time of her disappearance.

    Harrison's daughters were aged between six and twelve in 1982. She never officially divorced their father, but they lived separately for a time during the girls' childhood. Her oldest daughter stated her parents frequently argued, her father was an alcoholic and Harrison was addicted to drugs and an abusive parent. The four children stayed with various different relatives for two years their mother went missing, then moved in with their maternal aunt, who raised them until adulthood. Their father died in a fire in 1986.

    Harrison's sister believes she might have left to escape the stress of being a single mother. Her daughters believe she is dead. There's been no indication of Harrison's whereabouts, and no activity on her Social Security number, driver's license or credit record, since 1982. Her disappearance is considered suspicious due to the passage of time.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hampton Police Division


    Source Information
    The Daily Press


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 24, 2012; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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