Catherine Ann Wallace

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Above: Wallace, circa 1998

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 1, 1998 from Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 26, 1947
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown or blue eyes. Wallace may use the alias last names McCarthy and/or Bond.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wallace was last seen at her residence in Grants Pass, Oregon, on February 1, 1998. Her husband stated she simply disappeared from their residence, leaving her purse and clothes behind as well as pictures she normally carried. She has never been heard from again. Wallace's husband didn't report her missing. Her father, who lived out of state, filed the report four months after he last had contact with her. Wallace's Social Security card was found in her husband's possession. He also had her driver's license, with the photo cut out. A pile of stained clothing, rags, and sheets found in the woods were thought to be related to Wallace's case, but forensic testing could not even determine whether the stains were blood.

    After her disappearance, Wallace's gray and maroon 1975 Dodge minivan with the Oregon license plate number TRA107 was found abandoned in Redding, California. She and her husband both had their names on the title. Her husband stated he couldn't afford to retrieve the vehicle, even though it had his belongings in it, because he was unemployed and had prior convictions for driving under the influence. Two guns normally kept in the van were missing when it was located.

    Few details are available in Wallace's case. She disappeared under suspicious circumstances and is believed to have been murdered. Her husand is considered a possible suspect, but no one has been charged in connection with Wallace's disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Grants Pass Police Department
    541-474-6370

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Child Seek Network
    City of Grants Pass
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 22, 2010; details of disappearance updated.

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