Left and Center: Martha circa, 1990
Right: Age Progressed to age 36
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: September 5, 1990
Missing From: Dangerfield, Morris County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Runaway
Date Of Birth: June 22, 1975
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 5’4″ and 95 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Martha is said to be in need of medical attention but it’s unknown as to why she needs it, she has 2 small scars under her right cheek which extend from under her eye to her jaw, she has gaps in between her teeth and she has a pointed eye tooth
NCMEC Number: 745077
Details of Disappearance
Martha was last seen in Dangerfield, Texas on September 5th 1990. She was last seen by her parents at 2:20 of that day and she was last known to have called her boyfriend, Eric Owens, who was 17 years old at the time at 10:00 pm. Both teenagers were missing by the next day.
Martha was unhappy when she was last seen. She had been visiting relatives in Oklahoma until September 4th when her parents took her home to start school.
Investigators believe that Martha and Eric might have traveled to Hayworth, Oklahoma after they disappeared. There were multiple reports of them being sighted in the area and Eric’s aunt lived in that area as well. They also believe that the pair may have journeyed to the Wichita area of Kansas. Eric’s mother lived in that area at the time of their disappearances. It cannot be proven that either of them went to these areas after they went missing.
Investigators have also looked at the possibility of foul play. Martha and Eric were both heavily involved with drugs at the time of their disappearance and it has been considered that their cases were drug related. Investigators have found no evidence that foul play was involved in their cases.
On September 30th, Martha’s father received a call from a friend who lived in Durant, Oklahoma. He claimed that he had seen Martha and Eric together in the area and that both were “dirty and hungry”. He stated that he cleaned them up and gave them food. When investigators went to Durant, Oklahoma to investigate his statement, the pair were gone.
Martha and Eric remain missing. Investigators believe that they left on their own accord and their current whereabouts remain unknown.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Morris County Sheriffs Office 903-645-2232