Nellie Margaret Tibbitts

Above: Tibbitts, circa 1959


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 1, 1959 from Watsonville, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 22, 1933
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Tibbitts has deformed nails on two fingers. Her maiden name is Thompson.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tibbitts was last seen in Watsonville, California on October 1, 1959. She was driving her green and white four-door 1952 Plymouth with blackwall tires, simple chrome hubcaps and California license plates; it was found abandoned a few weeks after her disappearance. She has never been heard from again. Tibbitts was born in Illinois and moved to California in childhood. Few details are available in her case.


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


    Source Information


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 13, 2017; date of birth added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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