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2006DFIL - Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman

Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman Tattoo
Image 3: Zimmerman's tattoo

Name: Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: May 26, 1997
Location Last Seen: Gifford, Champaign County, Illinois

Physical Description

Date of Birth: October 17, 1977
Age: 19 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She is right-handed. She has a tattoo of three red roses with a black stem on her outer left ankle.


Dentals: Unknown
Fingerprints: Unknown
DNA: Unknown

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: A Sears chambray shirt (size 9 - medium), stonewashed bell bottom jeans, and black St. Michael shoes (size 9 - 9 1/2).
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman was last seen going to a party at a mobile home park off Route 136 just outside of Rantoul on Memorial Day weekend.

Heather left all of her personal belongings at home. Her purse had been stolen shortly before her disappearance and she was not carrying any credit cards, cash or identification as a result.

She was employed as a clerk at Casey's store in 1997. She never retrieved her paycheck.

Her husband was enlisted in the US Marines and stationed in Japan. He had come home on leave for a short time, but since they were separated at the time, Heather resided with her parents in Gifford, Illinois.

Extensive searches of the area produced no clues as to Heather's whereabouts. It is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. She did not have access to a vehicle at the time of her disappearance.

A remembrance stone in Gifford's Roessler Memorial Park was dedicated by her parents on the tenth anniversary of her disappearance.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Champaign County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 217-384-1213
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: M030412977
NamUs Case Number: Pending

Information Source(s)

Facebook: What Happened to Heather Dawn Mullins
The News-Gazette

Admin Notes

Added: 7/9/06; Last Updated: 5/28/16

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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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