Edna Christine Thorne
Edna, approximate photo date 1975 Age-progression to age 56 (approximate photo date 2016)
Missing since: 06/24/1975
Type of missing case: Non-Family Abduction
Date of Birth: 02/25/1960 (60)
Age at time of disappearance: 15 years old
Height / Weight: 5'1, 105 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A striped shirt and bell-bottom jeans.
Medical Conditions Edna may have been pregnant at the time of her disappearance, but this has not been confirmed.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Edna smokes cigarettes.
Details at time of disappearance: Edna was last seen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 24, 1975. She had recently graduated from Stetson Junior High School, and her brother-in-law gave her a pony as a gift.
On the day of her disappearance, Edna left her family's home on Front Street to go visit her new horse at its stable on a relative's home at Tioga Street. She invited her thirteen-year-old sister to join her, but her sister stayed behind. Edna was last seen leaving the Tioga Street stable. She has never been heard from again.
Although Edna had been in foster care as a child and she had recently argued with her sister, there is no indication she'd been planning to run from home and she didn't take any money with her, only a pack of cigarettes. She wasn't dating anyone at the time of her disappearance.
According to family members, Edna's brother-in-law, the husband of one of her older sisters, is a possible suspect in her disappearance. According to the story, this brother-in-law had sexually abused Edna and gotten her pregnant, and he was at the horse stable on the day Edna disappeared. None of this information has been confirmed with official sources.
After she went missing, her older sister got disturbing phone calls from a man who said he knew what Edna was wearing when she disappeared and claimed he'd buried her in Pennypack Park. Investigators believe she may have been killed. Her case remains classified as a non-family abduction.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Philadelphia Police Department
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Philadelphia Daily News
Whereabouts Still Unknown
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated February 23, 2019 medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.