Irene M. Matheson

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Above: Matheson, circa 1985

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 1, 1985 from Miami, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 1, 1916
  • Age: 69 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Matheson wears eyeglasses with tortoiseshell frames.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: White pants, a pastel-colored blouse with a white collar, white shoes, a gold wedding band with diamond chips, and a gold 1/2 karat diamond ring with a smaller diamond on each side of the stone.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Matheson was last seen in front of her residence in Miami, Florida at 11:00 p.m. on October 1, 1985. She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, her coffee cup and a spoon were found in the kitchen sink of her apartment, which was double-locked and in a neat and clean condition. Her tan 1977 Honda with the Florida license plate number GBB800 disappeared with her and was found abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment complex at southwest 104th Street and 79th Avenue on December 4; it had been there for about a week and didn't appear to have been tampered with.

    Matheson worked as a baker at Perrine Elementary School at the time of her disappearance; she was considered a reliable employee who was never tardy. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Miami-Dade County Sheriff's Office
    305-471-1700

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    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    NamUs
    The Miami Herald

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 28, 2014; casefile added.

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