Roxann Mary Tolson

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Above Images: Roxann, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 14, 2005 from Post Falls, Idaho
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 29, 1959
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Roxann's nickname is Roxi. She has moles on her neck, breast and right buttock, a skin discoloration on her neck and a scar on her right arm. Her ears and nose are pierced and she has scars on her abdomen and both feet. Roxann had blonde highlights in her hair at the time she went missing, and some agencies give her hair color as blonde. She may use the last names Baker, Lamonte and/or Luper.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink and white pajama top and blue flannel pajama bottoms. She usually wears jeans, tennis shoes, a blue coat, earrings, a bracelet with pendants, a black Mickey Mouse watch, several diamond and turquoise rings, and three gold chains, one of with a friend charm and another with a "I love Mommy" charm.
  • Medical Conditions: Roxann has a history of mental disabilities and has been prescribed antidepressants and narcotic painkillers, and she hasn't refilled any of her prescriptions since her disappearance. She is classified as disabled.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Roxann's husband, William L. Tolson, stated he last saw her at their home in the 700 block of east Mullan Avenue in Post Falls, Idaho on August 14, 2005. He left to run errands and when he returned, she was gone. William did not report her disappearance to police until the following January, four months later. He stated they were having marital problems in 2005 and he believed she may have left of her own accord. He reportedly held a yard sale days after her disappearance and sold many of her possessions, including ceramic collectibles, jewelry boxes, and makeup. He also emptied her bank account.

    Authorities believe Roxann is missing under suspicious circumstances, and foul play is suspected in her case. She left behind personal belongings which investigators believe she would have taken if she had left voluntarily. William, as well as Roxanne and William's son, Lawrence Ray "Larry" Tolson, were charged in February 2006 with filling Roxann's prescriptions while she was missing. The charges are unrelated to her disappearance. Both were sentenced to probation. Larry passed a polygraph about his mother's case and isn't considered a suspect, but William gave inconsistent statements about his wife's disappearance and is considered a person of interest.

    William died in 2014; he was never charged in Roxann's case. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Post Falls Police Department
    208-773-3517

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    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Person Clearinghouse
    MSNBC
    North Idaho News & Business Directory
    The Idaho Spokesman-Review
    KQNT AM Newstalk 590
    KXLY North Idaho News
    NamUs
    The Couer d'Alene Press
    East Idaho Cold Cases

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 6, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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