Janice Elizabeth Norat

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Left and Center: Norat, circa 1990;
Right: Age-progression to age 49 (circa 2007)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 19, 1990 from Lakeland, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 29, 1957
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'8, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Norat is of Italian descent. She has an olive complexion. Norat has a wart removal scar on the upper right corner of her lip and may have additional wart removal scars on the top of one hand. Norat's maiden name is Duval.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt and blue slacks.
  • Medical Conditions: Norat was depressed at the time of her June 1990 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Norat was employed as a landscaper in the Merchants Walk complex in the 3600 block of south Florida Avenue in Lakeland, Florida. She told her employer that she needed to pick up her daughter, who was at summer day camp, for a doctor's appointment during the morning of June 19, 1990. Norat was last seen departing from work at approximately 8:30 a.m. She never picked up her child and has not been heard from again.

    Norat's vehicle was discovered locked and abandoned in the Albertson's Grocery Store parking lot on June 22, 1990. The business is in the 3600 block of South Florida Avenue and is adjacent to the Merchant's Walk complex. There was no sign of Norat at the scene.

    One of Norat's daughters believes the occult may have played a role in her mother's disappearance. Norat's daughter stated she never saw her mother performing occult rituals or wearing robes, but she found several pentagrams in the house after Norat went missing. Norat's other daughter believes her mother left of her own accord due to the stresses in her life. Authorities believe she was the victim of a homicide.

    Authorities said that Norat's husband died in a car accident a few months before her disappearance. At the time of her disappearance, she may have been carrying up to $20,000 in insurance money. She also left behind thousands of dollars in her bank account and never claimed the money. Norat had a close relationship with her two children. She resided in the 2200 block of Weber Street in Lakeland. Norat was previously employed as a certified nurse's aide. Authorities stated they found significant new evidence in her case in 2007. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lakeland Police Department
    863-834-8950

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    WTSP 10
    Tampa Bay Fox 13 News
    Bay News 9
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 3, 2011; alternate height added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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