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Case File 1754DFTX

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Gracie Nash
Missing since December 26, 1983 from Austin, Travis County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Gracie was last seen leaving the Eastfare Nursing Home at 2820 East Martin Luther King Boulevard where she was employed, at 23.00 on December 26, 1983.

Mrs. Nash's vehicle, a white/green 1971 Chevrolet bearing Texas plates PPT621 was found abandoned December 28, 1983 in the 2400 block of East 22nd Street, near Maple.
Police discovered signs of a very violent assault, including large amounts of blood.

Six weeks later, Nash's brother John Davis was gunned down outside his house on Blessing Avenue in Northeast Austin as he headed to work. He died a short time later.
Two months before Nash's disappearance, another brother, Butch Davis, was shot and wounded by his girlfriend. The girlfriend later pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and received probation. She was out on bail when Gracie Nash vanished and when John Davis was killed. She may have wanted to harm Butch Davis and his family because he broke off their relationship.
In 1990, the girlfriend was sentenced to 75 years in prison after a jury convicted her of murder in the November 1989 shooting death of her husband. Kent Moore was shot five times in his home at 5504 Manor Road.

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

Austin Police Department
Cold Case Unit
Detective Rick Blackmore
Texas Department of Public Safety

Agency Case Number: 83-0247858

NCIC Number: M-525132424
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Austin American-Statesman

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