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Case File 332DFMS

12 Age-Progression
Right: Age-progressed to age 37 (circa 2007)

Madeline Teresa Ponds
Missing since November 20, 1986 from Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: March 11, 1969
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1; 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde/auburn hair; green/hazel eyes. Petite build.
  • Marks, Scars: She has pierced ears.
  • Nickname: Midge
  • Clothing: She was last seen wearing an orange and blue sweater; jeans; and white high-top tennis shoes.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ponds was last seen working at the convenience store PJ's One-Stop on eastbound Highway 82 in Columbus, Mississippi, near the Alabama state line.
She had a conversation with a customer about 20.55 that night, at about 21.10 another customer found that the store was unattended and alerted the authorities.

Approximately $600 was missing from the cash register. Madeline's coat, purse and car were there, all the valuables from the purse was still present. But there was no sign of the high school senior, who planned to enter the armed services after graduation. 

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If you have any information concerning Ponds' whereabouts, please contact:
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office
Lt. Greg Wright

All information may be submitted anonymously.

Agency Case Number: 6867

NCIC Number: M233754541
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

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