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Case File 2368DFCA

Rose circa 19731Rose age 50 progressedAP2
Middle : Progressed to age 50 years by NCMEC; Right : Age progressed to 55 years

Rose Lena Cole
Missing since the July 1, 1973 from Oakland, Alameda County, California
Classification: Endangered Runaway

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: December 23, 1956
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"-5'6"; 120 -130 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green/hazel eyes.
  • Dentals: Not available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Cole was last seen in Oakland, California in the summer of 1973. Cole was last seen in Oakland, California. She could be missing from California, Michigan, or in between.

After an incident of running away from home and apparent participation with drugs, Cole was sent by the court in Flint, Michigan, to reside at Synanon drug rehabilitation program in the summer of 1972. Synanon was initially a drug rehabilitation program founded by Charles Dederich Sr. in 1958 in Santa Monica, California. Her date of disappearance can not quite be pinned down. The last letter her family received was dated December 1972, but was not mailed for over a month. According to her letters, her family situation was difficult for her. In them she begged to come home and to be loved.

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

Oakland Police Department

Agency Case Number: 07-017109

NCMEC #: NCMC706857

NCIC Number: M026674029
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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