Mercedes Lodge

Above: Lodge, circa 1974


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 14, 1974 from Castro Valley, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 24, 1934
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lodge's left leg is one inch shorter than her right leg; she limps as a result.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a black sweater, a green corduroy jacket, black pants and white sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Lodge is an alcoholic; she was in recovery at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lodge was last seen at her home in Castro Valley, California on December 14, 1974. She was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Hayward, California at the time of her disappearance. She has never been heard from again. Lodge is considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 13, 2016; casefile added.

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