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Case File 827DFCA


Lynn Ruth Connes
Missing since May 20, 1976 from Berkeley, Alameda County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: June 21, 1955
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 110 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; green eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Scar on her lower lip. Freckles.
  • Clothing: A black shirt, black bell bottom pants, and a tan scarf.
  • Jewelry: A silver ring with an etched design.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • DNA: Available.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Connes was last seen at her home in Berkeley, California on May 20, 1976. She left her apartment to keep an appointment with a man named "Jeff" at Carleton Street and Telegraph Avenue.

According to police, Miss Connes advertised for work as a photographer's model and received a telephone call from someone named Jeff. He made an appointment to meet her at the Bateau Ivre Restaurant, 2629 Telegraph Avenue. The restaurant is four blocks from her residence at 2817 Regent Street. An unidentified waitress said that a woman matching Miss Connes' description came to the restaurant at 10:15. The restaurant was closed, but the waitress let her sit at a table while waiting for the appointment. The waitress did not see her leave and Miss Connes has not been seen since. Police officers found her locked bicycle near the restaurant.

Members of Miss Connes' family in Southern California say she has never run away or disappeared. Berkeley police officers say her habits indicate that she would not be expected to leave abruptly without telling friends. Miss Connes worked part time as a telephone solicitor in Marin County.

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

Berkeley Police Department


Agency Case Number:

NCIC Number: M162456027
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
NamUs MP #594
California Department of Justice
The Oakland Tribune 1976-05-25

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