Eva Marie Murphy
Murphy, approximately 1977; approximately 1980 (more recent photos of Murphy are unavailable)
Date reported missing : 10/31/1988
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/17/1959 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'4, 160 - 185 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but she usually wears jeans, sneakers and a gold chain with a gold cross pendant.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Murphy's ears are pierced and she has a scar on her abdomen, scars on the soles of her feet, and a small birthmark on one of her fingers. She has an Afro-Indian hair texture and wore it in a short afro or updo at the time of her disappearance. Murphy may use the last name Rogers.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Murphy was last seen in the 10200 block of southwest 176th Street in Miami, Florida on October 31, 1988. She was living in a boarding house at the time of her disappearance, and frequented the community of Perrine in Miami-Dade County. She has never been heard from again. Murphy left behind two children in the care of her grandmother. Few details are available in her case.
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Miami-Dade Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement
October 12, 2004. September 8, 2020; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.