Dorothy Jean Richardson

Above: Richardson, circa 1981


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 30, 1981 from Abilene, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 6, 1960
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Richardson's hair is naturally brown. Her ears are pierced and she wears eyeglasses. Richardson's first name may also be spelled "Dorthy." She may use the last name Howard or her first and middle initials, D.J. Some agencies may list her birthdate as June 2, 1960.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Richardson was last seen at her home in Abilene, Texas on June 30, 1981. She left home after an argument with her husband and has never been heard from again. Her car was at her residence but inoperable; she left on foot. Few details are available in Richardson's case, but she is missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected in her disappearance.


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


    Source Information
    Abilene Police Department
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 20, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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