Cynthia Jo St. John

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Above: Cynthia, circa 1995

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 27, 1995 from Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 21, 1958
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cynthia was last seen in Fairbanks, Alaska on February 27, 1995. She was employed at a McDonald's restaurant there. She has never been heard from again. Her parents, Clinton S. Watson and Lyla Mae Watson, reported her missing.

    Clinton and Lyla were murdered in Mississippi, where they lived, in May 1995. Later that month, Cynthia's husband, Roger, committed suicide in Little Rock, Arkansas. He left behind a fourteen-page suicide note where he confessed to killing the Watsons. He wrote that they mistreated Cynthia and caused her to kill herself. He didn't say where her body was. Roger's statement that his wife took her own life has not been verified, and investigators believe he may have murdered her as well.

    There's been no sign of Cynthia since February 1995. She is missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fairbanks Police Department
    907-451-5100

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    Source Information
    Alaska Department of Public Safety
    The Biloxi Sun-Herald

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 29, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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