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Case File 1659DFTX

Right: Age-Progression by Barbara Martin

Avis Beatrice Harris Mooney
Missing since September 1, 1961 from Mabank, Henderson County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 26, 1927
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"; 140 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Dark brown hair; dark brown eyes. Fair complexion with freckles; small built frame.
  • Marks, Scars: At least one abdominal scar from a hysterectomy and appendectomy. She has a dark brown birthmark on one of her hips that is about the size of a quarter.
  • DNA: Available
  • Dentals: Not available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • Medical: Undiagnosed mental condition (possibly bipolar disorder).

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mooney was last seen in Mabank, Texas in the Fall of 1961. One day in the Fall of 1961, Avis Mooney's husband told his two children that he had come home from work that day to discover a note from their mother Avis saying that she had left him. Avis and her husband had a bad marriage that involved a lot of arguing and physical fighting. In the years since Avis' disappearance none of her family has heard a word from her, except for a letter she wrote to her mother when she very first disappeared. Her mother always questioned whether Avis had actually written the letter.
There was a possible sighting of Mooney in Hughes Springs, Texas in the early 1970s, but this has not been confirmed.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Henderson County Sheriff's Department

Agency Case Number:

NCIC Number: M864897648
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
NamUs MP #17085

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