Phyllis Lorain Powell

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Left and Center: Composite images of Phyllis as she appeared in 1963
(photographs of her are unavailable);
Right: Age-progression to age 55 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 11, 1963 from Woodland, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Height: 3'8
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown coat, pants and a white diaper wrapped around her head like a scarf.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Phyllis was last seen in Woodland, North Carolina on January 11, 1963. She was watching television at a neighbor's home in the 300 block of Ashe Street, near State Route 35, at 11:00 a.m. At noon, she was discovered missing. She was last seen skipping down Ashe Street towards State Route 35, en route to a friend's home. The road was unpaved and surrounded by swampy woodlands and irrigation ditches. Phyllis has never been seen or heard from again and an extensive search turned up no sign of her. Few details are available in her case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Northampton County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 25, 2012; age-progression added.

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