** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.
Date of Birth: Unknown
Age at Time of Disappearance: 47
Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight at Time of Disappearance: 156 -162 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Clothing & Personal Items
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Circumstances of Disappearance
Ethel Atwell (physical therapist aide at Willow Brook State Institution ) was dragged from a parking lot there as
she was about to get out of her car on October 24, 1978. Several employees in the building where she was scheduled to
work heard someone say "Come on, come on," and Atwell say "No, you`ll beat me." Then she screamed. Ethel has not been
seen or heard from again.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Staten Island, New York Police
Agency Contact Person: Detective Patrick Savage
Agency Phone Number: 718-556-7122
Agency Case Number: #109-12
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: MP #14598
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.