Brenda Nell Dearing
Dearing, approximately 2004
Date and time person was reported missing : 12/15/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Grand Bay, Alabama
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/02/1953 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 51 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 285 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A jacket, white capri pants and sneakers.
Medical conditions : Dearing has Alzheimer's disease and paranoid schizophrenia may be disoriented as the result of her conditions. She may be in need of immediate medical attention.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Dearing's ears are pierced. She may use the last name McCovery. Her nickname is Fudge.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dearing was last seen walking near her daughter's residence in the vicinity of the 7000 block of Crandall Road in Grand Bay, Alabama, two miles from the Mississippi state line, on December 15, 2004. She has never been heard from again and few details are available in her case.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give the place of Dearing's disappearance as Mobile, Alabama. She is from Pennsylvania and was visiting Grand Bay at the time of her disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Mobile County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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Alabama Department of Public Safety
WKRG News 5
The Sun Herald
October 12, 2004. October 28, 2005; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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