Details of Disappearance Harrison was last seen by her four daughters at their house on Shell Road in Hampton, Virginia on October 6, 1982. When the girls woke up the next morning, she was gone, without leaving a note.
Harrison had occasionally left her daughters alone for days at a time without warning, but she would always return eventually. After her October 1982 disappearance, she was never heard from again. She left her purse behind, and also left brand-new clothing with price tags still attached, hanging in the closet. She didn't have access to a vehicle at the time of her disappearance.
Harrison's daughters were aged between six and twelve in 1982. She never officially divorced their father, but they lived separately for a time during the girls' childhood. Her oldest daughter stated her parents frequently argued, her father was an alcoholic and Harrison was addicted to drugs and an abusive parent.
The four children stayed with various different relatives for two years their mother went missing, then moved in with their maternal aunt, who raised them until adulthood. Their father died in a fire in 1986.
There's been no indication of Harrison's whereabouts, and no activity on her Social Security number, driver's license or credit record, since 1982. Her sister believes she might have left to escape the stress of being a single mother, but her daughters believe she is dead. Her disappearance is considered suspicious due to the passage of time.
- Hampton Police Division
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 24, 2012; distinguishing characteristics updated.