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Elizabeth Jean Acton






Missing person located July 2020
Missing person located July 2020

Acton, approximate photo date 1994 Willow Cherry, approximate photo date 2018


Missing since: 08/24/1994

Missing location: Colonial Beach, Virginia

Type of missing case: Endangered Missing

Gender: Female

Ethnic group: White

Age at time of disappearance: 41 years old

Height / Weight: 5'0, 125 pounds

Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Acton's nickname is Betsy. She may use the last name Bryant. She has a scar on her abdomen.

Details at time of disappearance: Acton was last seen at the Days Inn on Colonial Avenue in Colonial Beach, Virginia on August 24, 1994. She has never been heard from again. Blood was later found in her hotel room, but her boyfriend, Willow Bruce Cherry, said it was menstrual blood. Acton's car was found elsewhere after her disappearance.
Curiously, Cherry was arrested for an unrelated homicide in September 2018, and the body of the victim in that case has not been found. He has been charged with first-degree murder in the presumed death of his brother-in-law, Peter Lian, who disappeared in February 2018.
A photo of Cherry is posted with this case summary. He has not been named as a suspect in any other cases, but Acton's co-workers stated she was afraid for her life and told them that if anything happened to her, the police should look at Cherry.
She worked as a nursing educator at Central Baptist Hospital at the time of her disappearance. Her disappearance remains unsolved.


Other case information


Agency in charge: Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office
804-493-8066
Other information: Virginia State Police
The Lexington Herald-Leader
Co-worker of Elizabeth Acton
NamUs
Psychic detective links: https://briansprediction.com/missing/



Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated May 15, 2019 distinguishing characteristics updated.