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Lily Mae Huff

Real Name: Lily Mae Huff
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Winchester, Virginia
Date: September 6, 1988


Occupation: Unrevealed
Date of Birth: June 1915
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 140 pounds
Marital Status: Widowed
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown eyes, Gray hair. Huff has Alzheimer's disease; she may appear disoriented or confused.


Details: On the morning of September 6, 1988, seventy-three-year-old Lily Mae Huff vanished after having breakfast at the Welcome Haven Nursing Home in Winchester, Virginia. She had been living there for about three months. She had a history of wandering away from home and was regularly restrained in a wheelchair as a result. That morning, she was waiting in the hall for one of the aides to bathe her when she left through the dinning room's patio door; this was the only door in the home that did not have a bell attached.
Despite a five-day search by local law enforcement, no trace of Lily has ever been found. It is not known if she succumbed to the elements or met with foul play.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: This case first aired as a part of a missing persons special alert on the October 25, 1989 episode.
Results: Unsolved. In May of 1992, Lily's son Curtis placed advertisements in the local paper, promising a $15,000 reward for anyone with information on Lily's whereabouts. Shortly afterwards, her family received an anonymous letter from someone claiming to have witnessed Lily being abducted outside of a Safeway supermarket on the morning she vanished. The witness claimed that the abductors were an older couple who forced her into their car. The writer later came forward; however, it is not known if her information helped the case.
Sadly, Lily's son died in the 1990s without learning whatever happened to his mother. Another son and two daughters have also since passed away. However, two of her sons are still alive. She has never been found, although most believe that she is now deceased due to the passage of time.