Eileen Todd DeHart
DeHart, approximately 1975
Date reported missing : 03/15/1975
Missing location (approx) :
West Grove, Pennsylvania
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/15/1902 (118)
Age at the time of disappearance: 72 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 100 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Gray hair, blue eyes. DeHart has previously fractured her leg and walks unsteadily as a result.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : DeHart was last seen in West Grove, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1975. That day her house caught on fire. By the time the fire was put out, DeHart was missing.
Authorities believed at first that she had simply wandered away in the confusion after the fire, but an extensive search of the area turned up no indication of her whereabouts and she has never been heard from again. DeHart did not own a vehicle at the time of her disappearance and had never learned to drive. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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