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Elizabeth Palmer
Age 20
Race White
Sex Female
Location Roanoke, Virginia
Disappeared July 25, 1972
Missing for 48 years
Height 5'4"
Weight 115 pounds
Classification Not stated

Elizabeth Ellen Palmer was a woman who disappeared in 1972 after a two-week visit to her family in Roanoke, Virginia.


Elizabeth was last seen at Woodrum Field Airport on the 25th of July, 1972. Elizabeth left a letter for her family mentioning her engagement with a youth movement in South Africa. There is no evidence that she traveled there.

Elizabeth lived in Mexico during October and November of 1971. She lived in the areas of Monterrey, Los Garzas and Nuevo Leon. In addition, she is known to have visited San Luis, Potosi and possibly San Miguel.

Elizabeth's last communication with her family was via a letter that the family received on April 20, 1974. The letter was postmarked in Yonkers, New York.

Elizabeth's family believe that she was lured into a cult that presented itself as a youth movement engaging with topics around South Africa and the Apartheid. Elizabeth told her family that the youth movement ordered her to sever all ties to her family.


  • Dark brown hair, usually below shoulders, but she also had it cut really short.
  • Blue eyes.
  • Freckles, a large freckle on the nose.
  • Pinky finger on right hand has noticeable bend.


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