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Find Missing Molly Laura Dattilo!

Find Missing Molly Laura Dattilo!

Find Missing Molly Laura Dattilo!
She was applying for work at a restaurant.
She was leaving her application off
At the place of employment.
She had dropped a class.
Hours later, she placed a phone call.
The call disconnected and she was never heard from again.
This happened over 14 years ago.
Where is Molly Laura Dattilo?

Find Missing Molly Laura Dattilo!

Find Missing Molly Laura Dattilo! Molly Laura Dattilo jas been missing since July 6, 2004. She is missing from Indianapolis, Indiana. Molly Laura Dattilo is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1982.. At the time of her disappearance, Dattilo was 22 years old. Her current age is 36 years old. Molly Laura Dattilo is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’0″ to 5’1″ tall at the time of her disappearance. She is described as 100 to 105 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is brown. Her eyes are described as hazel/green.

Find Missing Molly Laura Dattilo!

Molly Laura Dattilo had blonde highlights in her hair at the time of her disappearance. She wears clear contact lenses or occasionally eyeglasses. The tip of Dattilo’s left thumb and the nail on that thumb are slightly deformed. They are shortened and made hook-like from a childhood accident. She has a dime-sized brown birthmark on the outside of her right elbow. When she was last seen, Dattilo was wearing a pink tye-dyed shirt with a collar.

Find Missing Molly Laura Dattilo!

Molly Laura Dattilo dropped off an employment application. She dropped it off at a Wendy’s fast food restaurant. The restaurant was located near 10th Street and Highway 465 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This incident occurred at 7:00 P>M. on July 6, 2004. She also purchased supplies for school and for her hobbies. And she dropped one of the three classes she was taking at Indiana University. It was the last day to drop a class without a penalty.

At 11:00 P>M., Dattilo placed a call from a pay phone at a Thornton’s gas station. It was located in the 5700 block of Crawfordsville Road. The call was to a friend. But the line was disconnected when the friend picked up the phone. She has never been heard from again.

All of Dattilo’s personal belongings were left behind. These included her car, voice practice equipment, cellular phone, wallet, bank card, contact lens solution, and identification. She left additional job applications inside her vehicle.

Dattilo had taken her cell phone with her when she left her brother’s apartment. And it was found later in his home, which indicates that she made it back there.

Dattilo’s brother was not immediately concerned when his sister did not come home that at Westlake Apartments night. For she had gone on impromptu short visits to people in the past. He did not report her missing until July 8, two days after she was last seen.

Dattilo was a student at Eastern Kentucky University in 2004. She was in her fifth year and was very close to graduating. She had enrolled in the school on a running scholarship, which expired in 2003.

Dattilo was taking summer classes at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) at the time of her disappearance. And she was also taking private voice lessons. She attended all of her classes and lessons up until the day of her disappearance.

She was preparing to audition for the American Idol contest in August 2004. And she also planned to attend her nephew’s birthday party which happened later in July 2004. She left a substantial amount of money behind in her bank account. It has not been accessed since her disappearance.

In October 2008, authorities announced they were investigating Dattilo’s case as a homicide. John E. Shelton is considered a person of interest in her case. He is the last person known to have seen her. He was with her when she placed the call at the gas station. He has a criminal record for theft and traffic offenses, and his driver’s license has been suspended for life.

John was a friend of one of Dattilo’s friends. The two of them met on the day of her disappearance. And they went on a boat ride and ate dinner together at a Taco Bell restaurant.

No criminal charges have ever been filed in Dattilo’s disappearance. However, in November 2010, John and his father, Ed Shelton, were found civilly liable for her wrongful death and ordered to pay $3.4 million in damages to her family.

The Dattilo family alleged that John committed battery on her which led to her death. The Sheltons never came to court to defend themselves against the suit, so a default judgement was issued against them. John is currently imprisoned on unrelated charges; Ed’s whereabouts are unknown.

Dattilo is the youngest of nine children and a native of Madison, Indiana. She is an excellent student, runner and singer and is described as a very social and trusting person. Her loved ones believe she was abducted, as it is extremely uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her case is unsolved.

Find Missing Molly Laura Dattilo!

Molly Laura Dattilo has been missing for over 14 years. This was someone who had most of the rest of her life ahead of her. She had hopes, dreams, plans for her life. And it looks like these have been crushed. The police have a person of interest in Dattilo’s case. He and others with information need to talk. Someone (s) knows something. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Molly Laura Dattilo? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

Do you have any information? You may contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at: (812) 265-2648. You may contact the Madison Police Department at: (812) 265-3347. You may contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Department
at: (317) 231-8154. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NamUs Number: MP793

Molly Laura Datilo has a National Missing Persons Directory profile. Click here and learn more.
Molly Laura Dattilo has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
This is a Reddit page for Molly Laura Dattilo. Click here and learn more.
This article was written after Molly Laura Dattilo reached her 13th annual missing date. Click here and learn more.
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This is a podcast page for Molly Laura Dattilo. Click here and learn more.
The above information is found on Molly Laura Dattilo’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 the GINA Foundation for Missing Persons.


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