Height / Weight: 5'2, 100 pounds
Medical Conditions Hankins was apparently suffering from delusions at the time of her disappearance.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Gray hair, blue eyes. Hankins may use her maiden name, Walsh. She is a heavy smoker and she is left-handed.
Details at time of disappearance: Hankins was last seen at the airport in Burlington, Vermont on January 19, 1990. She had flown from Santa Maria, California to Burlington, arriving at 9:00 a.m. Her luggage was delayed and she filed a claim with the airline, but never came back for the luggage and has never been heard from again.
According to her brother, after her divorce, Hankins developed an obsession with the late singer Elvis Presley. She believed Presley, who had died in 1977, was going to meet her when she landed in Burlington and that they were going to marry. When she left California, she did so without saying goodbye to her two sons, who were with their father.
Since Hankins was last seen, there has been no activity on her credit cards or bank accounts. Her case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
Other information: California Attorney General's Office
The Burlington Free Press
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated February 8, 2019 distinguishing characteristics, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.