Dixie May Forrester

Forrester, circa 1971

  • Missing Since 07/11/1971
  • Missing From Springfield, Missouri
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 08/10/1939 (84)
  • Age 31 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'5, 112 pounds
  • Associated Vehicle(s) 1955 Chevrolet (accounted for)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Forrester had several teeth knocked out in a car accident in 1964; she wears upper and lower dentures as a result. Her hair was cut short at the time of her disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Forrester was last seen on the evening of July 11, 1971, when she dropped her six-year-old daughter daughter off at a cousin's home in Springfield, Missouri. She was supposed to go meet her ex-husband. She has never been heard from again.

Her 1955 Chevrolet was found abandoned that same night, near the intersection of Atlantic Street and Missouri Avenue, which is close to her ex-husband's home.

Forrester's ex-husband was arrested and held for questioning in her disappearance, but he refused to take a polygraph and after several hours of questioning he was released. He is now deceased. Forrester's case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Springfield Police Department 417-864-1810

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 23, 2017; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.