Find Missing Bonnie Elzora Brashers!

Find Missing Bonnie Elzora Brashers!

Find missing Bonnie Elzora Brashers!
She is missing from her home.
She had spoken to one of her daughters at home that morning.
But she was not home that afternoon.
This happened 53 years ago.
Where is Bonnie Elzora Brashers?

Find Missing Bonnie Elzora Brashers!

Find Missing Bonnie Elzora Brashers! Bonnie Elzora Brashers has been missing since September 16, 1963. She is missing from Freedom, California. Bonnie Elzora Brashers is classified as an endangered missing person.
Her year of birth is 1913. At the time of her disappearance, Bonnie was 50 years old. Her current age is 105 years old. Bonnie Elzora Brashers is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’7″ tall and 170 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is brown and her eyes are blue.

Bonnie was recovering from a hernia operation at the time of her disappearance. She was due to return to work in a
week. Bonnie wears eyeglasses for reading; she left those behind. It was last seen what Bonnie was wearing when she was last seen.

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Bonnie Elzora Brashers was last seen at her residence in Freedom, California on September 16, 1963. She spoke to one of her daughters at 9:30 A.M. But she wasn’t home when her children returned home from school.

Her husband is 61-year-old Nathaniel “Nathan” Brashers. He told their children that evening that Bonnie had simply walked down the road and hadn’t returned. She and Nathan had nine children. And four of them were still living with their parents at the time. She left all her belongings behind. These included her reading glasses and all three of the family’s cars. And she has never been heard from again.

Nathan disappeared the next day. He left behind $77 in cash and a note saying addressed to his children saying, “This is all I can give you, I won’t need it, so don’t look for me.” He didn’t take a vehicle with him and also left all his belongings behind, including his dentures.

Authorities theorized Nathan had murdered his wife. And then he committed suicide. And they began an extensive search of the area. They couldn’t find much evidence in the Brashers home. And one of their children had washed all the family’s clothes before the police could examine them.

Nathan was known for his violent temper. And their children said he had threatened Bonnie before. Nathan had been arrested for murder in 1958. This was after he slit an elderly male neighbor’s throat during an argument. The grand jury failed to indict him, however. They had decided that he had acted in self-defense.

Three weeks later, Nathan returned home. And he was arrested on charges of deserting his two minor daughters. And they questioned him about his wife’s disappearance. He said he had no idea what happened to Bonnie and that after she went missing he felt “left without a home”, so he caught a freight train to Oregon and worked in the apple orchards there before deciding to return home and check his mailbox.

Nathan pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the desertion charges. He had previously been committed to Agnews State Hospital, the state psychiatric hospital, but later escaped. In December 1963, three months after Bonnie’s disappearance, he was recommitted and the desertion charges against him were dismissed.

Nathan continued to get in trouble with the law after his wife disappeared: in 1980. That was seventeen years later. He was charged with shooting a man during at the Pacific Avenue Mall. The victim, a member of the Hare Krishna religion who was selling popcorn at the mall with a co-religionist, survived his injuries.

Nathan claimed he’d acted in self-defense; the victim’s friend said Nathan had approached them without provocation, pushed them and then shot at them. The outcome of that case is unknown. Nathan died in a nursing home in 1982, at the age of 77.

There’s been no indication of Bonnie’s whereabouts since 1963.

DISCLAIMER: I cannot vouch for the accuracy of most of the many details in the above “Circumstances” section. It seems the original sources have been either removed or archived in a form that is not easily accessed.

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Many of the details that you have read above cannot be verified. Only those with information about Bonnie Elzora Brashers can help investigators. Accurate, verified information about Bonnie is actually limited. She has been missing for 53 years and she has not been found. She vanished before technology, DNA testing, or missing persons awareness. There is little evidence to point to what could have happened to her. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Bonnie Elzora Brashers? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

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Contact Information

If you think you know the whereabouts of Bonnie Elzora Brashers, BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION, please contact the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office at: (831) 454-2242. You may contact your local law enforcement agency. You may contact the California Department of Justice at 1-800-222-FIND (24 hour nationwide toll-free Hotline). You may contact: (916) 210-3119. You may email the Office at Or you can leave your tip online: Click here to leave your tip online.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department
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Bonnie Elzora Brashers has a profile on the California Attorney General website. Click here to view it.
This is a limited information profile for Bonnie Elzora Brashers. Click here to view it.
Websleuths has a page, not extremely long, devoted to Bonnie Elnora Brasher’s disappearance. Click here and learn more.
The above information is found on Bonnie Elzora Brashers’ 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 Bonnie Elzora Brasher’s NamUs Database.

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