Elizabeth Maryrose Mathews

Above: Mathews, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 21, 1998 from Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 24, 1949
  • Age: 48 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Mathews has surgical scars on both of her knees and a discoloration on her back. Her ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue Patagonia jacket with a dark-colored fleece liner, dark-colored jeans, white sneakers, a gold watch, an engagement ring and a wedding ring. Carrying a dark blue backpack.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mathews was last seen leaving her residence on Kingswood Way at the base of Mount Elden in Flagstaff, Arizona, at approximately 2:00 p.m. on February 21, 1998. She was planning to take a hike in Verde Valley. She never returned home and has not been seen again.

    Just before her disappearance, Mathews and her husband had visited Utah to look at retirement possibilities. She was employed as a geologist with the Forest Service at the time of her disappearance. Mathews may be in California. There is no indication of foul play in her disappearance, but it's unclear what happened to her.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Flagstaff Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Arizona Daily Sun
    The Prescott Daily Courier


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 16, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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