Dorothy Williams

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Above Images: Williams, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 19, 1987 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 14, 1964
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Red hair, brown eyes. Williams may use the last name Thornton. Some agencies give her name as Shirley Williams. She has previously broken her arm and she has a piece of metal surgically implanted in her elbow.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink sweatshirt, a black and white speckled coat, dark blue pants and flat black shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Williams was last seen on the morning of January 19, 1987 when she left her Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home to go to the store for groceries. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.


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


    Source Information
    The Philadelphia Daily News


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 29, 2012; picture, height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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