Ellen Townsend

Above: Townsend, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 30, 1998 from Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 21, 1941
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Townsend wears her hair styled in a bun or a short to medium-length afro. She wears eyeglasses with large frames.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown outfit and brown shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Townsend suffers from depression.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Townsend was last seen in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 30, 1998. She walked away from her home and never returned. She has never been heard from again. Townsend didn't have access to a vehicle at the time of her disappearance, and all her bank cards and medical cards were left behind. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Chattanooga Police Department


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 12, 2010; casefile added.

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