Bettina Diane Scott
Scott, approximately 2004
Date and time person was reported missing : 12/25/2004
Missing location (approx) :
East Lyme, Connecticut
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/20/1957 (64)
Age at the time of disappearance: 47 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 110 pounds
Medical conditions : Scott has an unspecified medical condition and needs medication.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Scott's nickname is Tina. She has previously fractured her right wrist. Her ears are pierced and she has a tracheotomy scar on her throat.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Scott was last seen at a family member's residence in the vicinity of Boston Post Road and Highway 161 in East Lyme, Connecticut on Christmas Day, 2004. She was possibly sighted a couple of days later in the vicinity of the 70 block of Allen Place in Hartford, Connecticut, but this sighting has not been confirmed. Few details are available in Scott's case.
Other information and links : ncy
East Lyme Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe.
By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends.
Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
October 12, 2004. July 24, 2005.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map