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Helen Joyce Rawley

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Rawley, approximately 2003

Date reported missing : 06/04/2003

Missing location (approx) :
College Park, Maryland
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Ethnicity :
Age at the time of disappearance: 75 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'5, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A sweatshirt and slacks.
Medical conditions : Rawley has suffered two strokes which have impaired her speaking, writing, and hearing skills. She was also diagnosed with rectal cancer in the summer of 2002 and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She is on several medications and cannot be without them for a long period of time, and she is often tired and weak. She has to wear a colostomy bag as the result of her condition. Rawley was, however, otherwise in good health and sound mind at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. White hair, brown eyes. Rawley goes by her middle name, Joyce.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rawley was last seen between 6:45 and 7:00 a.m. on June 4, 2003, at her home in the 4600 block of Knox Road in College Park, Maryland. Her tenant, who had rented a room in her house for eight years, saw her sitting on the porch as he returned home from his job.
Rawley had lived with her adult son since the 2001 death of her husband, and she hadn't left home by herself, except to get the mail, since she had her strokes in February 2001. Her son returned home from his foreman job at 3:30 p.m. and found his mother missing.
The lights were off and there was no indication that there had been a robbery. Rawley's purse and wallet were left behind in her bedroom. She has never been heard from again. Police dogs tracked her scent out the front door, which her son says she never used, to the corner of the block, but they could not go further than that.
Rawley enjoys gardening, doing crossword puzzles, and reading novels and self-help books. She owns a beach house in Annapolis, Maryland, but has not been there since her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved. Foul play is not suspected, but police are unsure what happened to her.

Other information and links : ncy

Prince George's County Police Department

September 2021 updates and sources

The Diamondback
The Washington Examiner
The Washington Post
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October 12, 2004. July 5, 2017; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.