Penelope Ratliff Mollett
Mollett, approximately 1984
Date and time person was reported missing : 04/01/1984
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/09/1952 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 100 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Mollett's nickname is Penny.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mollett was last seen in Orlando, Florida on April 1, 1984. Her vehicle, a metallic blue 1979 BMW 320i with a sunroof and the Florida license plate number IBV589, drove away from her residence in the 4600 block of Fern Drive at 2:00 a.m. She was reportedly dropped off by a friend at the Orlando International Airport, but it's unclear whether she actually boarded any flights. She has never been heard from again.
Mollett was going through a divorce at the time of her disappearance, and there was a history of domestic violence in her relationship with her estranged husband. She left behind a fourteen-year-old son. It's uncharacteristic of Mollett to be away from home for an extended time period. Her case remains unsolved.
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Orlando Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Orlando Sentinel
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