Alice Fay Jefferson
Alice, approximately 1974; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 60 (approximately 2014)
Date reported missing : 01/01/1974
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/30/1954 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 - 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly earrings, rings on her left hand, size 0 - 1 clothes, and size 5 1/2 - 6 shoes. Possibly carrying a .38 revolver.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Alice's ears are pierced. She has had two teeth extracted and may have an open-faced gold crown on one of her front teeth. Her maiden name is Jones and she may wear a wig.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Alice was last seen in Fort Campbell, Kentucky sometime during 1974 or 1975. She was living on post with her two small children and her husband, Lee Andrew Jefferson, a soldier who was assigned there between March 1973 and July 1975. She left her vehicle and clothes behind and has never been heard from again.
Alice's children were five and six at the time of her disappearance. Lee is not their father. The children remember that one day no one picked them up from school and they eventually walked home alone. They had to knock on the door for a long time before Lee finally answered, sweating and agitated, claiming he had been asleep. Alice was gone, and Lee refused to let the children into their bedroom and made them sleep with him. A few days later he took them to stay with Alice's parents in Arkansas and never returned.
Lee later claimed he did contact the authorities about Alice's disappearance, and Alice's parents also attempted to report her missing, but an official police report wasn't filed until 2013, nearly forty years after she was last seen.
Alice's children believe her husband murdered her, but Lee has never faced charges in her case and continues to maintain she simply left him. She has relatives living in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
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