Rita Mae Hughes

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Above Images: Hughes, circa 1986


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 8, 1986 from Houston, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 3, 1957
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'6, 115 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue/green eyes. Hughes wears eyeglasses. Her maiden name is Midkiff.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hughes was last seen at the Trailways Bus Station in Houston, Texas on December 8, 1986. Her husband dropped her off at the depot to allow Hughes to catch a bus to Louisiana so she could visit relatives. Her husband said Hughes was crying, upset and irrational when he last saw her. She never arrived in Louisiana and has never been heard from again. Hughes's mother reported her missing on December 19.

    Hughes resided in Magnolia, Texas in 1986. She is missing under suspicious circumstances and police suspect she was taken against her will.


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


    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    Montgomery County Crime Stoppers
    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 27, 2009; date of disappearance corrected, alternate height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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