Left and Center: Moulton in 1971; Right: Age-progressed image of Moulton at age 55 (circa 2011)
Cathy Marie Moulton
Missing since September 24, 1971 from Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Moulton was a junior at Deering High School when she disappeared on September 24, 1971. She planned to go to a dance that evening at the YWCA and asked her father if he'd drop her downtown so she could buy a new pair of pantyhose and a tube of toothpaste. She got out at Cumberland Avenue.
Cathy finished her errands. She stopped by a downtown music store and told a girlfriend she was heading home to get ready for the dance and would see her at the dance that evening. Then she started out on foot down Forest Avenue for the 1.5-mile walk home.
That was the last time anyone who knew her saw Cathy Moulton.
When Moulton disappeared, she had in her possession a new pair of pantyhose for the dance that evening - the pair she was wearing had a run; two tubes of toothpaste, her house key, and a small Mexican handbag that didn't even contain enough money for the city bus fare.
If you have any information on this case, please contact:
Portland Public Safety Department
Missing Persons Unit
Portland Police Department
Detective Sgt. Thomas P. Joyce Jr.
Maine State Police
800-924-2261 or 207-532-5400
All information may be submitted anonymously.
NCMEC #: NCMC708865
Agency Case Number: FKGS010000
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Portland Press Herald
Bangor Daily News