Name: Carolyn Sue Martin
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 31, 1981
Location Last Seen: Madison Heights, Oakland County, Michigan
Date of Birth: January 19, 1957
Age: 26 years old
Weight: 110 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Both of her ears are pierced once, At a very young age, Carolyn had fractured her arm. This may still show up in a xray.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Carolyn Martin and her 2-year-old son, Mark Martin were last seen on August 31, 1981. They reportedly were dropped off on the side of I-75, just north of Toledo, Ohio, by Mark's father. Carolyn Martin's family and friends had gathered the afternoon of August 31, 1981, to help her pack for an abrupt move to San Antonio. Her fiance wanted to relocate there for a job at an auto shop. The two had recently gotten engaged after years of acrimony. Carolyn's ex had very little to do with either her or Mark before that point -- until a paternity suit ordered him to pay child support. The couple had reconciled and were looking forward to a new life together.
Carolyn stopped at her mother's Hazel Park home with Mark that evening to say goodbye. That was the last time the family saw her or Mark. Within an hour after they left the metropolitan Detroit area, Carolyn reportedly told her boyfriend she didn't want to go with him to Texas anymore. He then left her and Mark on the side of I-75 with a suitcase, $4,000 in cash and the clothes on their backs. No one has seen or heard from them since. Their names, DOBs and Social Security numbers have never been used.
Agency Name: Madison Heights Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 248-837-2732
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 09-4180 82-4679
NCIC Case Number: M-103805394
NamUs Case Number: 6907
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 9/26/17
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.