Name: Lorraine Judith Chance
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: January 03, 1948
Location Last Seen: Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Date of Birth: circa 1922
Age: 26 years old
Weight: 90 lbs. to 110 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark Brown/Black
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Lee; Lorraine Barrie
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Lorraine had wavy/curly hair, and an olive complexion.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete
Additional Personal Items: Usually wore high heels, size 3.5 shoe.
Lorraine dropped off daughter, Donna Lee, at a babysitter's residence on January 3, 1948 and said she would be back that night. Lorraine was never heard from again. The babysitter was Mrs. LF (or LT) Thompson at her home at Rt. 2, Box 397G (or 397J) in Santa Cruz, California.
Lorraine married Calvin "Bud" Chance on December 23, 1944 in New York City and gave birth to their only child (Donna) around that same time. Bud's naval career moved the family to California, but he died in a dry dock accident in Portsmouth, Virginia on November 8, 1947.
According to her daughter, Ms. Chance applied for her husband's death benefits in March of 1948, and was awarded benefits in August of the same year. However, Lorraine moved and did not leave a forwarding address. She never collected the checks; they were returned to the Veterans Administration Welfare and Dependents Division. The previous address where the Chances lived in Sacramento was 1831 1/2 S Street.
Agency Name: Sacramento Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Deputy Paige Kneeland
Agency Phone Number: 916-808-0643
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 14-299400
NCIC Case Number: M162240610
NamUs Case Number: 22091
California Department of Justice
Added: 4/12/2008; Last Updated: 4/18/2017
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.