Center: Age-progressed to 17 years; Right: Age-progressed to 59 years (circa 2010)
Maria Bernadette Aldridge
Missing since February 29, 1968 from Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Classification: Endangered Runaway
Circumstances of Disappearance
Maria, who was a student nurse at Dudley Road Hospital in Birmingham, went missing in 1968.
She was last seen sometime between February and June 1968. It was assumed at the time she had just run away from the Old Hulme nurses training centre which is where she lived whilst working at the hospital, which is now known as City Hospital.
Maria lived in Kidderminster with her family before she moved to Birmingham to work. No trace of her has previously been found. But the case was reopened in 2009 when a letter from Maria to her mother was discovered, which was dated 28 February 1968. The letter discussed her life in Birmingham and mentioned several friends including “Sue” and “Evelyn”, who police believe may also have been cadet nurses.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
West Midlands Police
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