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Case File 746DFAR


Maud Crawford
Missing since March 2, 1957 from Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Maud was last seen at her residence on Clifton Street during the evening hours of March 2, 1957.
Her husband went to a local movie theater and a liquor store during the night. Maud was sitting on her couch stringing beans when the husband left their home. He returned several hours later and saw that the lights were on inside the residence and on both porches.

Their television set was turned on and Maud's pan of beans sat on a table. Her purse was inside the home and $142 was inside of her wallet. Several legal files were placed on a table. All of the doors were unlocked and Maud's vehicle was parked in their driveway with the keys in the ignition, the way she normally left the car for the evening. The Crawfords' dog was laying undisturbed on the floor. Nothing seemed amiss near the residence, but there was no sign of Maud at the scene. She has never been heard from again.

Maud was the first female attorney in Camden, Arkansas. She was regarded as one of the top title and abstract attorneys in Ouachita County and was very skilled in estate management.
Maud was very active in Camden's civic efforts in 1957 and did not have a reason to leave without warning. She was highly respected in the town at the time and there initially seemed to be no evidence to suggest foul play was involved in her case.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Camden Police Department

Source Information:
Luminous Films, Inc.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette

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