Cynthia S. Wilkins

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Above: Wilkins, circa 2004

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 9, 2004 from Fulton, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 2, 1953
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Sandy blonde to brown hair, hazel eyes. Wilkins's nickname is Cindy. She wears false upper teeth and eyeglasses with bronze oval-shaped frames.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Two Black Hills gold rings on her ring finger. One of the rings is set with two purple stones.
  • Medical Conditions: Wilkins has an unspecified medical condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wilkins was last seen on March 9, 2004, at her residence in the vicinity of the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Fulton, Illinois. A fire destroyed her apartment building at approximately 10:30 p.m. the day she disappeared. Wilkins lived alone in her apartment and firefighters initially believed she had been home at the time, as her car was parked at the residence. However, extensive searches through the rubble did not turn up any sign of Wilkins or her remains. All the other residents of the building were either not home at the time of the fire, or were safely evacuated. Investigators do not know what started the fire.

    Wilkins has never been heard from again. She was employed as substitute teacher at the time of her disappearance, and studying for a master's degree in education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fulton Police Department
    815-589-3617

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Quad-City Times News

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