Missing Flora Vesta Smith Helmick new case information posted as of May 15th 2020
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Flora Vesta Smith Helmick
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: August 3, 1973 from Bridgewater, Virginia
Type: Endangered Missing
Age at disappearance: 52 years old
Weight and Height: 5'0, 190 - 200 punds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Gray hair, brown eyes. Flora has no teeth. Her nickname is Flory.
Medical Conditions: Flora is mentally disabled and has difficulty speaking. In addition, she injured her back in a car accident a year prior to her disappearance.
Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view
entire case as of May 2020)
Flora was last seen in Bridgewater, Virginia at approximately 12:00 p.m. on August 3, 1973. She was accompanied by
Martha, and her employer,
John Keyton, at the time. They were driving Keyton's light green 1967 Ford Fairline to a family reunion at the home of Keyton's brother in Dabolt, Kentucky; the event was scheduled for the following day. Keyton and the Helmick sisters never arrived and have never been heard from again.
Keyton was not a good driver in 1973. He had been in at least one accident and received many traffic citations. His driver's license had been taken from him, but he continued to drive. Some theorized he, Martha and Flora died in an vehicular accident in the mountains of Virginia or Kentucky. If so, their remains and their car were never found.
A search turned up no sign of the Helmicks or Keyton. Their cases remain unsolved.
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