Details of Disappearance Higgins was last seen in Costa Mesa, California on November 6, 1982. She had graduated from Newport Harbor High School a year earlier and had an apartment in Costa Mesa. When she disappeared, she left her pet dog and cockatiel behind at her apartment.
Higgins and a female friend had gone to Las Vegas, Nevada and then separated. Her friend returned to California without her, and said she didn't know Higgins's whereabouts or that she hadn't returned home. She has never been heard from again.
Before her disappearance, Higgins was told she would inherit approximately $100,000 when she turned forty. Her fortieth birthday was in 2002, but Higgins never stepped forward to claim the money. Her disappearance remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.
- Costa Mesa Police Department
Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 23, 2019; distinguishing characteristics updated.