Annie Doris Horne

Annie, circa 2001; Thomas Horne

  • Missing Since 06/03/2001
  • Missing From Richmond, Virginia
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Date of Birth 02/06/1963 (61)
  • Age 38 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'4, 125 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Annie has previously suffered bouts of depression.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Annie has a mole on the center of her forehead. Her ears are pierced. Annie wears prescription eyeglasses, but she was not carrying her pair at the time of her disappearance. Some agencies may spell her first name "Anne" and her last name "Hearne."

Details of Disappearance

Annie was last seen on June 3, 2001 in Richmond, Virginia. She has never been heard from again. Horne resided in the 2900 block of Yorktown Avenue in south Richmond at the time of her disappearance. She left many of her personal belongings behind, including her eyeglasses, Bible, winter coat, keys, wallet, credit cards, checkbook and her van.

Annie was employed as a secretary at an insurance company in 2001; she had a reputation as a reliable employee who never missed work. She left behind a young daughter, and her family doesn't believe she would have abandoned the child.

In 2022, police announced they believed Annie's husband, Thomas Horne, murdered her and that they believe he was responsible for four other murders as well, making him a serial killer.

A photo of Thomas is posted with this case summary. He died in 2017. He had been long been a person of interest in Annie's case; he was reportedly a jealous man and he made multiple untrue statements about her disappearance.

Authorities and Annie's family still hope to recover her remains. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Richmond Police Department
  • 804-646-6769
  • 804-646-0400
  • 804-780-4278

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 13, 2022; seven pictures added, details of disappearance updated.