Edna Christine Thorne

Left: Edna circa, 1975

Right: Age Progressed to age 56

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 24, 1975

Missing From: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: February 25, 1960

Age: 15 years old

Height and Weight: 5’1″ and 105 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Edna’s hair was dyed blonde at the time of her disappearance, she was known to smoke cigarettes at that time, Edna may have been pregnant but this has not been confirmed

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A striped shirt and bell bottom jeans

NCMEC Number: 604667

Details of Disappearance

Edna Christine Thorne was last seen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 24th 1975. She was last seen at a family members residence as she left the Tiago street horse stables.

Edna disappeared afterwards and was never seen or heard from again. On the day of her disappearance, she left her home on Front Street to go to her family members home. Edna invited her younger sister to accompany her but she did not.

Authorities initially treated Edna as a runaway but eventually concluded this to be unlikely. Authorities suspect that Thorne was abducted by a non family member and possibly killed.

Edna’s brother in law was treated as a possible suspect in Thorne’s disappearance. There have been allegations made that he sexually abused Edna and that she may have been impregnated from the abuse. She was apparently seen arguing with him the day she disappeared at the Staples.

It’s been said that he murdered her and may have dumped her remains in a private landfill in New Jersey. He was a garbage disposal person. He has not be confirmed to be Edna’s killer and authorities still believe that Thorne was abducted.

Edna’s case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

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

Philadelphia Police Department 215-685-1180

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network


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