Colleen Vanita Simpson

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Left: Colleen, circa 1975;
Right: Age-progression to age 52 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 5, 1975 from Clearfield, Iowa
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: December 5, 1960
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Black/brown hair, hazel eyes. Colleen has a moon-shaped scar on her right forearm just below her elbow. She has a mole on the left side of her chin.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Colleen was last seen at her family's home in Clearfield, Iowa during the evening hours of October 5, 1975. Authorities believe that she disappeared sometime during the overnight hours. Colleen has never been heard from again.

    A possible lead in her case developed when a photograph of a woman resembling Colleen was found in the possession of the serial killer William Bradford, but Colleen's father stated the woman in the picture was not his daughter. Both her parents are now deceased. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    The Daily Nonparaleil
    Iowa Cold Cases


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 4, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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