Shirley Elizabeth Stevens

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Above Images: Stevens, circa 1970

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: 1970 - 1971 from Long Beach, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 18, 1921
  • Age: 48 - 50 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Graying dark brown hair, blue eyes. Stevens's maiden name is Frew and her married names are Hansen and possibly Tolman (or some similar spelling). She has a large, deep scar in her shin and a possible hysterectomy or appendectomy scar on her abdomen. She wears dentures and she smoked cigarettes at the time of her disappearance.
  • Medical Conditions: Stevens is an alcoholic. She may have been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    The last time Stevens contacted any of her family was in 1970 or 1971, when she called her mother in Seattle, Washington. Stevens stated she thought she was dying of cirrhosis of the liver and she needed money to seek medical treatment. Her mother refused to give her any money. It's not clear where Stevens was at the time of the call, but her last known address was Long Beach, California. She never contacted her family again.

    Stevens was born in Montana. She had five children by her first husband, who is now deceased. She raised their children alone for a time after she left her husband, but eventually she abandoned them and the children were sent to different foster homes. Stevens remarried and she and her second husband lived in California for years, until his death. She may have gotten married a third time in Seattle in the late 1960s, but this has not been confirmed. There has been no indication of her whereabouts since that last phone call to her mother, and no record of her death.

    Stevens's daughter and granddaughter are still looking for her and trying to determine her fate. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Long Beach Police Department
    562-435-6711

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Searching for Shirley Elizabeth Frew

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 16, 2010; casefile added.

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