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77DFFL - Mary Opitz

Image 1 and 2: Opitz in 1980; Image 3 and 4: Age-progressed to age 47 and 52 (NCMEC).

Name: Mary Opitz
Case Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Missing Since: January 16, 1981
Location Last Seen: Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

Physical Description

Date of Birth: December 13, 1963
Age: 17 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, shoulder-length hair with a red tint.
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: A scar between the fingers of her left hand. Pierced ears.


Dentals: Available. She wore braces on her teeth at the time she disappeared.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: A brown velveteen jacket, white pullover top, designer blue jeans, and brown shoes with heals.
Jewelry: Wearing two gold bracelets and a gold necklace with a charm.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Mary Opitz was last seen at the Edison Mall in Fort Myers, shopping with her mother. Mary got tired and decided to wait in their car at 7:30 p.m. Twenty minutes later, her mother found a package of Mary's near the car. Mary has not been seen since. Foul play is suspected.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Lee County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Det. James McDaniel
Agency Phone Number: 941-335-9229 or 239-477-1200
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 7456-81C

NCIC Case Number: M653109244
NamUs Case Number: Not listed
NCMEC Case Number: 768011

Information Source(s)

Florida Missing Children Information Clearinghouse

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 1/23/16

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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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