Judy Eileen Smith

Above: Smith, circa 1988


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 3, 1988 from Chico, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 23, 1962
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Some agencies give Smith's middle name as "Ellen." She has two moles on the left side of her face, a scar on her left leg and a scar on her chin. She has a gap between her front teeth and and she has previously fractured her right wrist.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, blue Levi's jeans, gray and white low-top shoes, a gold Timex watch and a gold necklace with the initial J.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smith was last seen in the 1700 block of Esplanade Avenue in Chico, California on November 3, 1988. She may have been en route to Quincy, California, or to a job in Oroville, California, at the time. Smith has never been heard from again. She left behind all her clothing, her makeup and her purse, and it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Smith's roommate reported her missing on November 12. Foul play is suspected in her case.


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


    Source Information
    Butte County Sheriff's Office
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Feather River Bulletin


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 10, 2017; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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