Bettina Minnie Antone
Antone, approximately 1980
Date and time person was reported missing : 03/15/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/21/1936 (85)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly dangly earrings.
Medical conditions : Antone is schizophrenic. She was depressed at the time of her 1980 disappearance. Antone is also an alcoholic.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Black hair, blue eyes. One of Antone's arms and one of her legs have been previously fractured. She has a surgical scar on her lower back. She has a mole on her left cheek and facial dimples, and her ears are pierced. She wears dentures. Antone's nickname is Tina. She may use the aliases Bettina Minna Antone, Betty Antone, M. Tina Armstrong, Tina Armstrong, Bettina Minne Davis, Betty Davis and/or Tina M. Antone.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Antone was last seen in Redding, California in late March or early April, 1980. She called a family member and said she was going camping in the Clear Creek area of the city with two male friends. She left a note about the camping trip on her calendar as well. She has never been heard from again.
Antone was transient and living at the California Motel at the time of her disappearance. Her toothbrush, clothing, makeup, car, and photographs of her children and grandchildren were left behind at the motel.
Antone's sister found some money and a note stuffed inside on of Antone's shoes at the motel after her disappearance. The note read, "Please save." Antone's sister believes she was either killed or is a patient in a mental facility. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Redding Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Redding Record Searchlight
Redding Police Department
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October 12, 2004. August 25, 2011; two pictures added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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