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3047DFMI - Mildred Patricia Zentner

In the image on the right, Mildred was 16.

Name: Mildred Patricia Zentner
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 28, 1964
Location Last Seen: Garden City, Wayne County, Michigan

Physical Description

Date of Birth: March 17, 1936
Age: 28 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 126 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Nickname/Alias: Millie; Mildred Patricia Stewart
Distinguishing Marks/Features: calcium build up on right wrist


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Mildred and her 28-month-old daughter, Patricia Louise Zentner, vanished on August 28, 1964. Mille's parents, William and Iris Stewart, were contacted by Jesse Zentner, Millie's husband, who had driven to Pennsylvania to ask his in-laws if they had heard from Millie and Patti Lou. The couple immediately drove to Garden City to file a missing person report on their daughter and granddaughter.

Police investigation determined that some personal items were missing (e.g. Patricia's potty chair), but all of the mother and daughter's clothing was still in their home. Mr. Zentner told investgators that he had returned home after an argument with Mildred over spanking their daughter. He found a typewritten note left by his wife, but he said he tore it up.

Garden City Police re-opened the investigation in 2004. The site of the Zetner's former home at 1214 Deering - now a vacant lot - was searched and excavated in 2006, but police found no trace of the missing mother and daughter.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Garden City Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Lt. David White
Agency Phone Number: 734-793-1700
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 0640000197

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 9908

Information Source(s)

Hometown Life/USA Today (3/17/2006)

Admin Notes

Added: 4/16/2011; Last Updated: 4/18/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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