Find Missing Teresa Lynn Butler!

Find Missing Teresa Lynn Butler!

Find Missing Teresa Lynn Butler!
She may be missing from home.
She was last heard from
When she called a relative the day before.
It has been 13 years
Since her family and friends last saw her.
It has been 13 years
Since her family and friends last heard from her.
Where is this missing mom?


Find Missing Teresa Lynn Butler!

Missing Person: Teresa Lynn Butler
Missing Since
Missing From
Risco, Missouri
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
11/26/1970 (48 years old current age)
Age when last seen
35 years old
Height and Weight
5’7, 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics
Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Teresa’s right ear is pierced twice and her left ear three times. She has a Caesarean section scar on her abdomen and she has noticeable dimples.

Find Missing Teresa Lynn Butler!

Teresa Lynn Butler is believed to have disappeared from her residence. It was located on County Road 241, also known as Eight Ditch Road, just off of Highway 62 near Risco, Missouri on January 25, 2006. She was last heard from when she spoke to a relative on the phone at 10:00 p.m. the previous day.

Teresa’s husband, Gary Dale Butler, was working the night shift. He tried to call her on his lunch break, but the call went to voice mail and he assumed she was asleep. He came home at 10:00 a.m. on January 25 and found his wife missing and their two sons, aged two and four years, home alone. The younger boy had a full diaper and an empty bottle. Teresa has never been heard from again.

The family’s video camera, PlayStation with games, Nintendo Game Cube with games, large Mag-Lite flashlight, digital camera and car stereo disappeared with Teresa, along with her purse and cellular phone, but her wedding rings, black leather jacket and her forest-green Jeep were left behind.

She normally took off her wedding rings every night before bed. The rings were found on the floor under the couch. There were no signs of forced entry to the home and no blood or indications that a struggle had taken place, but a key was found broken off in a lock at the residence, and the lightbulb on the front porch was unscrewed.

Cell phone records revealed that a call was placed from Teresa’s phone at 3:16 a.m. on the day of her disappearance, to a residence in Gideon, Missouri. The man who lived there did not answer the phone at the time. He said he didn’t know Teresa or anyone in her family.

After her disappearance, her cell phone was used to place a call to Clarkton, Missouri, to a home where two elderly women lived together. The women don’t know Teresa either and stated they answered the phone but heard nothing from the other end. Authorities are uncertain why the calls were made.

Gary stated his wife was not having any problems prior to her disappearance. But her coworkers stated she had received upsetting phone calls from Gary’s ex-wife. She told her father that Gary’s ex-wife had threatened her. Gary maintains that the differences between Teresa and his former wife were amicably resolved. It is unclear whether his ex-wife or the phone calls have anything to do with Teresa’s disappearance.

A witness came to them and told them about a drug deal. It supposedly happened within 24 hours of Teresa’s disappearance, where drugs were exchanged for a video camera. After viewing its contents, the witness realized it was Teresa’s.

The police were able to recover the video camera in the spot the witness indicated. It was a water-filled ditch between Malden and Risco. But it had no serial number and there was no tape inside, so they couldn’t prove it was Teresa’s. They stated they had a suspect in the case and had interviewed him, but they not publicly identified him.

Teresa’s disappearance is considered suspicious. For she has no history of instability or of leaving without warning, and it would be uncharacteristic of her to leave her children unattended. Gary has been ruled out as a suspect in her case.

Teresa was employed in the photo department of Wal-Mart in Dexter, Missouri at the time of her disappearance, and was scheduled to work at noon on the day she went missing, but never showed up. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

Find Missing Teresa Lynn Butler!

Teresa Lynn Butler has been missing for 14 years. Though her disappearance is suspicious, police have cleared her husband in her case. They have not uncovered any known evidence as to what may have happened to her. But her family, especially her children, need answers. Something happened to Butler and someone is responsible. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Teresa Lynn Butler? Do you have any information concerning her husband or any other person (s) person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance?

If you have any information, please contact the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office (Missouri) at: 1-573-748-2516. You may contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol (Missing Persons Clearinghouse) Toll-Free Telephone Line at: 573-526-6178 or (800) 877-3452 (toll-free). The Missing Persons Unit provides a toll-free hotline for parents, law enforcement agencies or others to provide information about missing and unidentified persons. You may email: You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NamUs Case Number: MP230
Agency Case Number: 06MP00018

Teresa Lynn Butler has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Teresa Lynn Butler has a GINA Foundation for Missing Persons profile. The above image and information are courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
This is a video appeal for Teresa Lynn Butler. Click here to view it.
This is a lengthy, detailed article about Teresa, as a missing mother. Click here to learn more.
This is a profile, article, and podcast about Teresa Lynn Butler. Click here to learn more.
This is a detailed blog post for Teresa Lynn Butler, followed by comments. Click here to learn more.
This is one person’s detailed profile of Teresa Lynn Butler, as one with real interest in her case. Click here to learn more.
This is a webpage for Teresa Lynn Butler. It plays music when landing on this page. Click here to learn more.
This is a fairly detailed Missing Persons Directory profile for Teresa Lynn Butler. Click here to learn more.
Teresa Lynn Butler is listed as Number 76 in the Missouri State Highway Patrol Missing Adults database. Click here to search this database.
The above information is found on Teresa Lynn Butler’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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