Sandra Kay Randall Ross

Above: Ross, circa 1984


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 8, 1984 from Apex, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 6, 1952
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ross has a mole on her lower left cheek.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A burgundy sweater and tan corduroy pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ross's husband told authorities that his wife drove to a local pharmacy at approximately 12:00 p.m. on January 8, 1984 in their hometown of Apex, North Carolina. She was picking up medication for their daughter, who was ill at the time. When Ross did not return home in approximately one hour, her husband said that he drove to the pharmacy himself to check on her. He discovered his wife's car was abandoned in the Cary Village Mall (now called the Cary Towne Center) parking lot. There was no trace of Ross and she has never been seen again. Ross carrying a wine-colored purse at the time of her disappearance.

    Ross's mother claimed that there was something amiss in her daughter's life at the time of her 1984 disappearance, but refused to divulge any information she may have known. Ross's family members did maintain that it was very uncharacteristic of her to leave without contacting her loved ones.

    Ross was employed as a nurse at the time of her disappearance. Her husband has since remarried.


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


    Source Information
    Wake County Sheriff's Office
    The News and Observer


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