Eubah G. Thornton

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Above Images: Thornton, circa 1984

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 14, 1984 from Winter Haven, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 5, 1913
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'6, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Gray hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved blue or avocado-green dress, a white sweater and beige shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Thornton was suffering from loss of memory and disorientation at the time of her disappearance and may have Alzheimer's Disease. She suffers from hardening of the arteries, wears a pacemaker and is supposed to take three different kinds of medication which she doesn't have with her.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Thornton was last seen in Winter Haven, Florida on February 14, 1984. She drove her tan 1981 Pontiac LeMans with the Florida license plate number LNC466 to drop her husband off at work. Her husband called the police when she didn't pick him up at 2:00 p.m. that day. Thornton has never been heard from again. The next day, her car was found locked and abandoned, stuck in the mud in a rural pasture off Southport Road near Kissimmee, Florida. This was about 25 miles from her home. Authorities believe she may have become disoriented and driven aimlessly until she couldn't drive anymore.

    In March, a hunter found Thornton's umbrella and purse with identification on an island in a swampy area near Lake Hatchineha, about two miles from where her car was discovered. Searchers also found a pair of eyeglasses believed to be hers. Thornton herself has never been located; her case remains unsolved. She is presumed to have died shortly after her disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Osceola County Sheriff's Office
    407-348-2222

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    NamUs
    The Orlando Sentinel

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 13, 2017; picture added, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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