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3936DFMI - Catherine Davidson


Name: Catherine Davidson
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: September 01, 1973
Location Last Seen: Sawyer, Berrien County, Michigan

Physical Description

Date of Birth: December 13, 1966
Age: 6 years old
Race: Black/African American
Gender: Female
Height: 3'10"
Weight: 70 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Cathy
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: White blouse, blue shorts and white sandals
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: White sandals

Circumstances of Disappearance

Cathy went missing just after her family arrived at the State Park from Chicago for a picnic. Cathy and the other children had gone off to explore a creek the empties into Lake Michigan, while the parents unpacked their car. When the children returned Cathy was not with them. This sparked a multi-day search for her without turning up anything other than a pair of green panties. It is unclear if these belonged to Cathy or not.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Michigan State Police
Agency Contact Person: D/Sgt. Doug Kill
Agency Phone Number: 296-683-4411
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 54-1696-73

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 36806
NCMEC Case Number: 1286862

Information Source(s)


Admin Notes

Added: 10/22/17; Last Updated: 10/22/17

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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