Doris Elaine Mims McIntosh
McIntosh, approximate photo date 2009
Missing since: 07/25/2009
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 11/30/1930 (89)
Age at time of disappearance: 78 years old
Height / Weight: 5'4, 128 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A floral print shirt and tan pants.
Medical Conditions McIntosh may have been confused at the time of her disappearance and could have been suffering from an undiagnosed form of dementia.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. McIntosh's ears are pierced.
Details at time of disappearance: McIntosh was last seen in Carthage, Texas on July 25, 2009. That evening she was driving home after visiting her husband, who was in the hospital, and at 1:00 a.m. she dropped at a home in Del Ray, Texas to ask for directions. The residence was several miles outside of Carthage.
She spent half an hour there and got the directions, then left. However, she turned the wrong way and the homeowner called the police, as he thought McIntosh was confused and disoriented and needed help. The police never were able to make contact with McIntosh, however. She has never been heard from again.
Four days later, on July 29, McIntosh's SUV was found stuck in the mud off County Road 173 near an oil and gas drilling site, miles from her home. It was unlocked, the seat was at the right level for a driver of McIntosh's height, the heater was on and her keys and purse were gone. It's possible she walked away from her vehicle to get help.
An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of McIntosh's whereabouts. Her case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Panola County Sheriff's Office
Other information: NamUs
East Texas Matters
Find a Grave
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated March 13, 2020