Case Report - NamUs MP # 20460

Case Information

Missing
Catherine
Denise
Ford
February 17, 1988 00:00
06/03/2013
19 to 19 years old
Unknown DOB
White
Female
69.0
140.0

Circumstances

Gorman
Maryland
Garrett
On the morning of Wednesday, 17 February 1988, the victim, Catherine Ford, a resident of Maryland, received a call from a man claiming to be a magistrate at Mt. Storm, in Grant County, West Virginia. The man wanted Ms. Ford to meet him at his office at 3:00 p.m. the same day, to discuss some checks. Later that day, a man claiming to be an undercover officer called Ms. Ford with information concerning a possible investigation of her family's restaurant by the liquor licensing authorities. Ms. Ford told her family and the restaurant employees to check identifications before selling beer, and then left the restaurant to meet with the alleged undercover officer. Ms. Ford drove her Ford Bronco on route 50 into Grant County, and turned off at the Bismark Road. She has not been seen since.

Physical

Brown
Shoulder length
Brown
Brown


Discolored right arm, birthmark under armpit.

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


Black leather coat, black sweater, stone-washed blue jeans.
ring, size 5 1/2 14 kt gold - 3 diamond rings, half kt pear, 8 kt one fourh kt surrounded by chips

Transportation Methods

Ford
300 Series
1986
Silver and Black
On 8 March 1988, the Ford Bronco in which Cathy Ford was last seen was found burned and hidden in brush near the river, off the Bismark Road. The people who found the Bronco knew to look there because they heard that smoke was seen hanging over the river on 17 February 1988. Experts determined that the fire was deliberate arson.

Dental

Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later

DNA

Sample submitted - Tests complete

Fingerprint Information

Fingerprint information is currently not available

Investigating Agency

301-334-1911
880561
County
Garrett County Sheriff's Office
311 East Alder St
Oakland
Maryland
21550

Images

Actual photo
Public viewable

Documents

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