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Find Missing Bertha Marie Tidd Newell!

Find Missing Bertha Marie Tidd Newell!

Find missing Bertha Marie Tidd Newell!
She has been missing for almost 70 years.
Multiple theories have circulated.
Some claim Bertha ran off to start a new life
With another man.
Others claim that she was placed in a nursing hom.
Still others believe
That Bertha’s husband had murdered her.
However, no evidence supports any of the above.
What happened to Bertha Marie Tidd Newell?

Find Missing Bertha Marie Tidd Newell!

Find Missing Bertha Marie Tidd Newell! Bertha Marie Tidd Newell has been missing since July 13, 1948. He is missing from Zanesville, Ohio. Bertha Marie Tidd Newell is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1907. At the time of her disappearance, Bertha was 40 years old. Her current age is 110 years old. Bertha Marie Tidd Newell is a Caucasian female. Her hair is described as dark brown. And her eyes are described as dark brown. Bertha is described as 5’8″ to 5’10” at the time of her disappearance. She is described as 125 to 145 pounds at the time of her disappearance. When last seen, Bertha was wearing a brown tweed dress and high heels.

Bertha Newell has mental health issues. And she was hospitalized for them prior to her disappearance. Newell has a scar on her head just behind the crown.

Find Missing Bertha Marie Tidd Newell!

Bertha Marie Tidd Newell was last seen at her Zanesville, Ohio residence. She went missing on July 13, 1948. Bertha told her family she was going to the grocery store. However, she never returned home. None of her personal belongings were missing. Her case was originally reported to the Zanesville Police Department. However, her is no longer on file there. This is due to the amount of time that has passed since her disappearance. Information about past police investigation is limited. However, after Newell’s disappearance, numerous rumors circulated. Many people speculated about what might have happened to her.

Find Missing Bertha Marie Tidd Newell!
Theories N Reality

Bertha Marie Tidd Newell was said to have started a new life. According to this theory, she joined a traveling circus with a man named Dick Tidd. Others believed that Bertha been murdered by her husband. Still others speculated that Bertha had been admitted to a nursing home in Woodsfield, Ohio. None of these rumors have been substantiated. The last promising lead in her case was in 1955. This was when there was a reported sighting of Newell in a town north of Zanesville. The lead was a dead end, however. Newell has given birth to ten children. Her family is still looking for her. And they ask that any information be emailed to them. Her case remains unsolved. And it is no longer on file with any law enforcement agency. This is due to the passage of time since her disappearance.

Find Missing Bertha Marie Tidd Newell!

This is a case is is no longer a case. Police have closed this case even though it has never been resolved. Bertha has been missing for almost 70 long, long years. In late September 2018, she will reach her 70th annual missing date. It’s likely that many of Bertha’s loved ones have died not knowing what has happened to her. She has had ten children. It’s unknown how many of them are still alive. They have never gotten what is probably their central question: Do our mother voluntarily abandon us? Did she start a new life because she did not want to care for us? Or did someone harm her? Who did it? Bertha’s loved ones need, want, and deserve answers to their questions. They have offered a an email contact address.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Bertha Marie Tidd Newell? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance? If you have any information, please contact Dorothy Worden Daugherty daughertydm@hotmail.com

An Ancestry message board has an appeal from a granddaughter of Bertha Marie Tidd Newell. Click here to view it.

The above information is found on Bertha Marie Tidd Newell’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

The above image is courtesy of Bertha Marie Tidd Newell’s Doe Network database.


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