Mattie B. Wilson

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Above: Wilson, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 30, 2008 from Memphis, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'5, 106 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt and blue jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Wilson has had two strokes, most recently three weeks before her disappearance. As a result she has slurred speech, walks with a limp and may suffer from memory loss.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wilson was last seen in Memphis, Tennessee on July 30, 2008. She had suffered her second stroke and spent three weeks in the Regional Medical Center. Her daughter was trying to get her placed in a nursing home, but Wilson was discharged without the knowledge of her family and placed in the Restoration House, a homeless shelter in the 3500 block of Dumast in the Frayser section of town. She was supposed to stay there for at least two weeks. Within an hour of her arrival, before the shelter had time to process her paperwork, Wilson went outside to smoke a cigarette. She never returned and has never been heard from again.

    Wilson left behind two children and nine grandchildren. She had previously worked as a secretary for the Memphis City Council. Authorities have no leads as to her disappearance and little information is available in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Memphis Police Department
    901-636-4479

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    WBTV Action News 5
    ABC 24

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 7, 2013; casefile added.

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