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Name: Cynthia Robin Gooding
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: September 3, 1974
Location Last Seen: Marathon, Monroe County, Florida
Date of Birth: July 23, 1958
Age: 16 years old
Weight: 100 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Nickname/Alias: Cindi or Cindy
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on left eyebrow and pierced ears.
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Light blue shirt with white and yellow flowers and blue jeans.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Gooding was last seen with her friend, Teresa Alfonso. The girls were dropped off by Alfonso's mother at a movie theater in Marathon which was located on 63rd Street. However, they never made it inside the theater.
It was the first time they were allowed to go by themselves. Gooding and Alfonso were last seen leaving the theater, which today is used as a storage facility. One of their friends said they were picked up by a white or yellowish van and they were supposed to be headed to a party.
At the time of their disappearances, Gooding was a junior at Marathon Junior High School and Alfonso was a seventh grader.
Agency Name: Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Sergeant Christian Kellenberger
Agency Phone Number: (305)- 289-2430
Agency Phone Number: (800)-346-8477
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: M743432
NCIC Case Number: M-061966859
NCMEC Case Number: 843979
NamUs Case Number: 6128
North American Missing Persons Network
WSNV 7 News
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 9/18/2017
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.