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1418DFCA - Joyce Elizabeth Harper


Name: Joyce Elizabeth Harper
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: January 1, 1975
Location Last Seen: Potrero, San Diego County, California

Physical Description

Date of Birth: December 9, 1945
Age: 31 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Joyce Gann; Vivian Ann Maddux
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Her hair was shorter than collar length at the time of her disappearance.


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Harper was last seen on or about January 1, 1975. Her daughter reported her missing on December 15, 1995. Another of Harper's daughters, Kimberly Cozart, disappeared in February 1977 from Julian, California, and was reported missing on the same day as Harper. It is not known whether Harper's and Cozart's disappearances are related.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact: Homicide Detail
Agency Phone Number: 858-974-2321
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: 95-087100

NCIC Case Number: M844832083
NamUs Case Number: 18020

Information Source(s)

California Department of Justice
San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Admin Notes

Added: 11/13/2014; Last Updated: 3/7/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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