Eubah G. Thornton

Above: Thornton, circa 1984


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 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 area near Kissimmee, Florida. 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 pocketbook with identification near Lake Hatchineha. Searchers also found a pair of eyeglasses believed to be hers. Thornton herself has never been located; her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 13, 2010; clothing/jewelry description, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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