Dawn Marie Mozino

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Above Images: Mozino, circa 1989

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 22, 1989 from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 19, 1965
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'10, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Mozino's ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray skirt, a white shirt, a maroon vest, and a black tie.
  • Medical Conditions: Mozino has been diagnosed with a learning disability.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mozino was last seen departing from Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1989. She was employed at the facility at the time. Mozino planned to utilize public transportation to return to her residence in the 100 block of Eaton Drive in Wayne, Pennsylvania after her shift. She never arrived home and has not been heard from again.

    Mozino's friend told authorities that she was accompanied by Thomas W. Hawkins Jr. shortly before she disappeared. The witness positively identified his photo. Hawkins served six years in prison for the murder of a teenage girl in 1980. He was charged with his niece's 1989 rape and homicide after Mozino vanished. Hawkins was convicted of the girl's murder in Pennsylvania and was sentenced to death in 1990. He has never been charged in connection with Mozino's case. Authorities offered to commute Hawkins's death sentence to life imprisonment in exchange for information about Mozino's disappearance, but he denied any involvement in her case.

    Mozino's mother said that Hawkins worked with her daughter at the Paoli Rehabilitation Center in the mid-1980s. Mozino was later hired as a hostess at Bryn Mawr Hospital's nutrition department. Her mother told investigators that Hawkins wanted to work at the facility and asked Mozino to assist him with an interview at the hospital on several occasions. Her mother also said that he gave her daughter several rides from the bus stop near the rehabilitation center in the past.

    Mozino was involved with the Special Olympics in 1989, and had won several medals. Her disappearance remains unsolved. Radnor Township, Pennsylvania authorities are handling Mozino's investigation.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Radnor Township Police Department
    610-668-0500

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    Source Information
    Radnor Township Police Department
    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    Times News Publishing
    The Daily Times Of Deleware County
    The Doe Network
    CBS 3

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 28, 2009; details of disappearance updated.

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