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Find Missing Maebell Dawson!

Find Missing Maebell Dawson!
Find Missing Maebell Dawson!

Find Missing Maebell Dawson!
She is missing from home.
She was last seen entering the second floor
Of her apartment.
And she was never seen again.
That was over 20 years ago.
Where is Maebell Dawson?

Find Missing Maebell Dawson!

Find Missing Maebell Dawson! Maebell Dawson has been missing since January 3, 1998. She is missing from Jefferson, Township, Ohio. Maebell Dawson is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1929. At the time of her disappearance, Ms. Dawson was 68 years old. Her current age is 89 years old. Maebell Dawson is an African-American female. She is described as 5’4″ to 5’6″ tall and 180 pounds. Her hair is gray and her eyes are brown. Dawson has pierced ears. She wears eyeglasses. She may use the name Mae B. Dawson. When she was last seen,
Ms. Dawson was wearing a tan jogging suit.

Find Missing Maebell Dawson!

Maebell Dawson was last seen in Jefferson Township, Ohio on January 3, 1998. She was entering her one-bedroom apartment on the second floor of the Martin Luther Manor Living Center on Liscum Drive at approximately 9:30 p.m. at the time. She has never been heard from again.

Maebell Dawson’s family members and friends became concerned. They worried when they could not reach her by January 5 and checked her residence. One of Dawson’s winter coats was found draped over a chair. And her pocketbook was on the table. The pocketbook contained Dawson’s wallet, money, credit cards, and a rent check dated January 8, 1998.

Additional evidence regarding Ms. Dawson’s whereabouts was not discovered in the apartment. She had lived in her apartment for only about a year prior to her disappearance.

Maebell Dawson never accessed her bank account again after she vanished. Her loved ones say it is uncharacteristic of her leave without warning. Dawson’s children declared her legally dead in June 2003. They did so five and a half years after her disappearance.

Foul play is suspected in Ms. Dawson’s case. This is because Dawson appears to have left her apartment with the intention of coming back soon. There were no signs of forced entry to her residence. Authorities do not believe she was attacked within her apartment or lured from the premises. Suicide has not been ruled out but has been deemed unlikely.

Maebell Dawson was born in Lexington, Kentucky. And she is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. She had recently retired from her housekeeping job at Miami Valley Hospital at the time of her disappearance. She has also worked as a key punch operator, an elevator operator, a department store sales clerk and in a factory. And she has done volunteer work as well.

Maebell Dawson is described as being close to her family. She was divorced and left behind two adult daughters when she vanished. Her case remains unsolved. It is still being actively investigated by law enforcement authorities.

Find Missing Maebell Dawson!

Maebell Dawson has been missing for over 20 years. It is unclear if her living family members are actively searching for her. They reportedly have declared her legally dead. When cases grow cold, articles often are removed. I have been unable to locate any original article sources for this piece. Searches for older missing persons tend to be at a disadvantage because loved ones grow older and die. Ms. Dawson has children but I cannot locate them on the Internet or any articles about the impact of their mother’s disappearance on them. Surely they are missing their mom and want nothing more than for her to be brought home.

Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Maebell Dawson? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance? If you have any information on this case, you may contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. You may contact: (937) 225-4232 or (937) 225-4089 or
937-225 4357.

Agency Case Number: 98005300

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