Susan Elizabeth Pearson

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Above Images: Pearson, circa 1966


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 13, 1966 from Missoula, Montana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 1, 1935
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11 - 5'1, 97 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde/red hair, brown eyes. Pearson has dark-colored blemishes on her cheeks. She wears a six 6 shoe.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green three-quarter length coat with two large hand pockets and a plaid lining, slacks, and two diamond rings on the third finger of her right hand. One has a small diamond in a yellow gold setting and the other has a large diamond in a white gold setting.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pearson was last seen on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, Montana on March 13, 1966. She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, her car was found abandoned in the business district of Missoula; it contained her purse, car keys and identification, but no money. Pearson is originally from Portland, Oregon and her parents live there; was divorced at the time of her disappearance. She was attending graduate school at the University of Montana and worked as a lecturer of business administration. She disappeared right before she was supposed to turn in her doctoral thesis, as well as administer a final examination exam to her students.

    Pearson left her home undisturbed and she never picked up her last two paychecks, totaling $1,200. Foul play is suspected in her case; authorities think she was killed in the Blue Mountain area. Her disappearance remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    The Helena Independent Record
    The Billings Gazette
    The Daily Inter Lake
    The Idaho Free Press


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 8, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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