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OK LINDA DAVIS: Missing from Claremore, OK - 7 January 1976 - Age 29

Discussion in 'Missing 1900 to 1979' started by Akoya, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    Linda Davis, married and the mother of three, went to work in Claremore on January 7th, 1976, and never made it home again. She was last seen in the company of an unknown white male in Don’s Club, Claremore, OK, at approximately 01:30.

    Linda was working at Orbits Lounge in Claremore, Oklahoma. When the business closed for the day she took receipts to the owners house. She told the owner that she thought someone was following her but she thought she had lost them. Linda was spotted later that evening in Claremore. Her car was found abandoned 10 days later in Oklahoma City. The police found her coat in the trunk with 20 stab marks in it, her shoe was found a few days later in a bush. Linda's body was never found.

    The person thought to be responsible for Linda's disappearance is serving time in prison for murdering two other women under similiar circumstances.

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  2. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/1733/104/

    NamUs MP # 1733
    Linda Davis
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    Rogers County, Oklahoma
    29 to 30 year old white female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 1733

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Linda
    Middle name Sue
    Last name Davis
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen January 07, 1976 00:00
    Date entered 03/16/2009
    Age last seen 29 to 30 years old
    Age now 70 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity Other
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 66.0 to 67.0
    Weight (pounds) 200.0

    Circumstances
    City Pryor
    State Oklahoma
    Zip code
    County Rogers
    Circumstances
    Davis was last seen in Don’s Club, Claremore, OK, at approximately 1:30AM on January 7, 1976. On January 8, 1976, Davis’ 1970 Ford, two door car was parked on NW. 9th Street in Oklahoma City, OK.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    Light Brown

    Left eye color Green
    Right eye color Green

    Scars and marks
    possible abdominal scar

    Clothing and accessories are described below
    Clothing
    Black Pants, blouse of unknown color
    Footwear
    possibly one shoe - one shoe found at Crime Scene

    Transportation Methods
    Year 1970
    Car found in Oklahoma City

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title AIC
    First name
    Last name
    Phone 918-582-9075
    Website
    Case number CR76-032
    Date reported January 07, 1976
    Jurisdiction State
    Agency OSBI, Northeast Region in Tulsa
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City Tulsa
    State Oklahoma
     
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  3. Akoya

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  4. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2688dfok.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2688DFOK


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    Linda Sue Davis
    Missing since January 7, 1976 from Claremore, Oklahoma
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
      • Date Of Birth: October 17, 1946
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 29 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6-5'7"; 150-175 lbs.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown, wavy hair; green eyes. Previous childbirths.
      • Marks, Scars: Hysterectomy scar.
      • Clothing: Black or dark gray dress pants, blouse believed to be pink. Brown shoes.
      • Dentals: Available.
      • DNA: Available.
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Linda Davis, married and the mother of three, went to work in Claremore on January 7th, 1976, and never made it home again. She was last seen in the company of an unknown white male in Don’s Club, Claremore, OK, at approximately 01:30.

    Her car was later found in Oklahoma City, her purse and coat in the trunk. The coat had blood stains on it and had some 20 stab marks in it. One of her shoes was found a few days later in a bush. Linda's body was never found.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Claremore Police Department
    918-341-1212
    OR
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
    1-800-522-8017
    E-Mail


    Agency Case Number: CR76-032

    NCIC Number: M-848983239
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case

    Source Information:
    News on 6
    NamUs
     
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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/cla...0K/re-missing-persons-cases-not-easily-solved

    Tonya Davis
    Coffeyville, KS

    Mar 27, 2008
    I AM THE 42 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OF "LINDA DAVIS".
    BELIEVE ME IT IS HARD NOT KNOWING, GROWING UP WITHOUT MY MOTHER ALL OF THESE YEARS. PEOPLE NEED TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT THE EFFECT IT HAS ON CHILDREN AND HOW IT CAN STILL EFFECT THEM YEARS AFTER THEY ARE GROWN. I HAVE SPENT MOST OF MY TEENAGE YEARS LOOKING AT THE FACES OF PEOPLE, LOOKING FOR MY MOM. NO-MATTER WHERE MY MOM IS OR WHAT HAPPENED NO-ONE WILL EVER TAKE AWAY THE LOVE I HAVE FOR HER OR MY MEMORIES.


    Carla Davis

    Coffeyville, KS

    Mar 27, 2008
    This is my mom. I have grown up not knowing what happened to her. So have my siblings. The man in prison they think might have something to do with my mother's disappearance is in Indiana, NOT COLORADO. It would be nice if all of the family was involved in this and not just part. Since some of these facts are wrong. Back in 1976 the article in the paper said she had 2 kids, brown eyes,...so many reporting mistakes and investigation mistakes...
    In 1976 they showed a picture of my mother when she was 18, She was 29 when she disappeared...what since does that make?

    A BIT DISGRUNTLED RIGHT NOW FOR BEING LEFT OUT OF THE LOOP...


    betty brown
    High Point, NC

    Jan 12, 2009
    The ViCAP system/database is a system administered by the FBI at their headquarters in Virginia. Along with files from unsolved homicides, the system also contains files on missing persons. An investigating agency can complete the ViCAP reporting booklet on their case and submit the files for inclusion in the ViCAP database. The files can and do include DNA and other identifiers for the missing subjects. When, and if, there are possible sightings of the missing persons, or if an unidentified body is located, this system can be searched and there have been many missing person cases solved by matching up the body to the ViCAP files. You will have to go through the OSBI to try and access this system, because Rogers County Sheriff's Office, do my knowledge, has never participated. I know the Tulsa Police Department has. Hope this helps....
     
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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/davis_linda.html

    North American Missing Persons Network
    Linda Sue Davis

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    Above Images: Davis, Left: Age 19 Right: Age 29

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    • Missing Since: January 7, 1976 from Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date Of Birth: October 17, 1946
    • Age: 29
    • Height: 5'6" to 5'7"
    • Weight: 150 - 200 lbs.
    • Hair Color: Light brown
    • Eye Color: Green
    • Race: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown wavy hair, had
      given birth to three children
    • Medical Conditions: Had a hysterectomy. Old fracture to foot.
    • Clothing: Black or dark grey dress paints, blouse believed
      to be pink. One brown shoe because other was found near
      crime scene
    • Jewelry: Unknown
    • Dental: Available
    • Fingerprints: Not available
    • Case Number: CR76-032

      Details of Disappearance
    Linda was working at Orbits Lounge in Claremore, Oklahoma. When the business closed for the day she took receipts to the owners house. She told the owner that she thought someone was following her but she thought she had lost them.

    Linda was spotted later that evening in Claremore. Her car was found abandoned 10 days later in Oklahoma City. The police found her coat in the trunk with 20 stab marks in it, her shoe was found a few days later in a bush. Linda's body was never found.

    The person thought to be responsible for Linda's disappearance is serving time in prison for murdering two other women under similiar circumstances.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Claremore Police Department
    Lt. Goad, Chief Perry
    918-341-1212


    Source Information
    olive.newsok.com
    Namus
     
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  7. Akoya

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  8. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    News On
    Linda Davis has been missing since 1976.

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  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://doetohome.forumotion.com/t22-linda-sue-davis-1-7-1976-claremore-oklahoma

    1/18/1976

    Missing Woman Sought

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The blood-stained car of a Mayes County
    woman and her bloody, knife-punctured coat remain the only'leads'to how she vanished Jan. 7.
    Police discovered Linda Davis'; car, with the coat in;the trunk,-in
    the/downtown- area Friday night after.a resident called to.have/'the;.car im-pounded. .One witness reported seeing- a man; park the car and walkaway days before.Mrs. Davis'lived in Pryor, where she worked in a tavern. She was a divorcee and mother of three small children, and was to testify in a criminal trial at Pryor five days after she disappeared. Undersheriff Charlie Davis said she was last seen shortly aftemidnightJan.,7 after dropping off the receipts from the tavern ather boss'shouse on her way home.Blood on the fender of the auto caught/the eye of Patrolman DouglasPhipps, prompting officers to inspect the truck at the police garage. Mrs. Davis' purse also was found in the auto. Officials said Mrs. Davis was to have testified Monday at the trial of Roland Corky Sanders, who was charged with pointing a deadly weapon at an officer during a tavern disturbance last summer. He pleaded guilty and was given a two-year deferred sentence.
     
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  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    The Oklahoman
    January 17, 1976

    MISSING WOMANS BLOODY CAR FOUND

    Oklahoma City Police Friday night discovered the blood-stained car of a Mayes County woman who disappeared Jan. 7, five days before she was to appear as a witness in a trial at Pryor.

    Mayes County Undersheriff Charlie Davis said 29-year-old Linda Davis of Pryor was last seen shortly after midnight on Jan. 7 after dropping off the day's cash receipts from a Claremore tavern where she worked at her boss's house on the way home.

    Officers were not linking her disappearance with the trial.

    Friday, around 6 p.m., her abandoned auto was found in the 400 block of NW 9 after officers were called to impound the vehicle.

    Police said Patrolman Douglas Phipps noticed blood on the auto's fender and found more of what was later identified as human blood stains all over the inside of the car and in the trunk.

    A check of the trunk revealed what was tentatively identified as the missing woman's light-colored corduroy coat, bloodstained and perforated with some 30 stab marks.

    Also found in the auto were the woman's purse, which contained her driver's license, identification card, prescription bottles, a makeup kit and miscellaneous bills and receipts.

    Authorities said Mrs Davis, a divorcee and mother of two small children, was to appear as a witness Monday in the trial of a Mayes County man, Roland Corky Sanders, who was charged with pointing a deadly weapon at a police officer in a tavern disturbance at Salina last summer.

    Sanders pleaded guilty at the trial and was given a two-year deferred sentence.
     
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  11. Akoya

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    The Oklahoman
    January 18, 1976

    SHOE LINKED TO VANISHED STATE WOMAN

    A woman's brown shoe which police believe may belong to a missing Mayes County woman was found in Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon in the vicinity where the woman's blood-stained car was discovered Friday.

    Police said the shoe was found in a clump of bushes in the 400 block of NW 9.

    Mrs. Linda Sue Davis, 29, Pryor, has been missing since Jan. 7 when she was last seen dropping off the receipts of a Claremore tavern to her boss.

    Mrs. Davis, a divorcee, was scheduled to testify Monday in the Mayes County trial of Roland Corky Sanders who averted trial by pleading guilty to a charge of pointing a weapon at a police officer.

    Authorities refused to link Mrs. Davis disappearance with the trial. Officers were attempting to determine Saturday night if the shoe belonged to Mrs. Davis. The shoe was found about 2:30 p.m. By Sgt. Bill C. Baldwin who said he was patroling the area and searching for possible clues when he found the shoe.
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    Missing Persons Cases Not Easily Solved

    Posted: March 26, 2008 05:58 PM CDT

    Updated: March 26, 2008 06:23 PM CDT

    Linda Davis has been missing since 1976.

    In Tulsa, police take about 50 missing persons report every month.

    The missing person investigation of Cori Baker has gotten a lot of attention lately. It took four long months for her remains to be found. As hard as that was on her family, many families wait even longer for answers. The News On 6's crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports one Pryor woman has been awaiting word on her missing sister since 1976.

    They believe she's been murdered, but there's no way to know for sure where she is or what happened. That's the worst part about these cases: the not knowing.

    Linda Davis was 29, married and the mother of three on January 7th, 1976, when she went to work in Claremore and never made it home again. Her car was later found in Oklahoma City, her purse and coat in the trunk. The coat had blood stains on it and had some 20 stab marks in it. Her family has lived with unanswered questions for 32 years.

    "It's something you read about in the newspaper that don't affect you and it happened to us. It was kinda hard and unbelievable and still is to this day," said Linda's sister, Sharon Burk.

    Some believe Linda is in the federal witness protection program, although her children were left behind. Others believe she fell victim to a serial killer who's now in prison in Ill. Others think she was killed because she was about to testify in an assault case.

    "Linda saw him beat a deputy sheriff with a tire tool, almost killed him," said Linda's sister, Sharon Burk.

    The Doe Network is a volunteer organization that helps law enforcement solve cold cases involving unexplained disappearances in North America, Australia and Europe. It's a valuable resource for families desperate for any help. There are so many faces and the stories are heartbreaking. Their families never stop wanting them home, and Linda's family is no different.

    "It matters to me because I feel like she needs to rest and my mom has a place beside my dad that is for her," said Linda's sister, Sharon Burk.

    Claremore Police have put cameras down wells and sent scuba divers into abandoned mines looking for Linda, but what it will most likely take to find her will be information from someone who knows what happened.

    Anyone with information about what happened to Linda Davis can anonymously call 825-3820.

    In Tulsa, police take about 50 missing persons report every month. They say only a few turn out to be victims of foul play.

    Because there have been three in the past year, they are revamping their missing persons protocol so they'll know faster, which cases are urgent.
     
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  12. Akoya

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    Friday, around 6 p.m., her abandoned auto was found in the 400 block of NW 9 after officers were called to impound the vehicle. Police said Patrolman Douglas Phipps noticed blood on the auto's fender and found more of what was later identified as human blood stains all over the inside of the car and in the trunk. A check of the trunk revealed what was tentatively identified as the missing woman's light-colored corduroy coat, bloodstained and perforated with some 30 stab marks.

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  15. Mel70

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    "Carla and Tonya" You NEVER need to apologize! This is "Your Mother". You were robbed of precious time with her. And this starting in your "Childhood". How could it NOT affect you?! And being when it started, It is in the Years you were shaping your personalities. So I understand how it would adversely affect you. And YOUR ANGER AND ANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS ARE COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED! You deserve answers with the rest of your Family. And your Mother deserves to "Rest in Peace". And JUSTICE! I agree it is better to know, Eventhough it is not a "Happy Ending", Rather than NOT to know. I will NOT FORGET YOU OR YOUR MOTHER. And anything I can think of, I will act on. I will have to start digging. I know you already have and countless others, But I can try. I have this "thread" marked. Bless you and your family. :vigil:
     

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