Carola Yvonne Davenport
Davenport, approximately 1975
Date and time person was reported missing : 10/01/1975
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'6, 120 - 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Davenport has burn scars on her left arm and right hand, and a fish-shaped birthmark.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Davenport was last seen with her boyfriend in the 7200 block of Devon Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1975. She left her clothing, car and infant twins behind and has never been heard from again. For unclear reasons, she wasn't reported missing until February 1976. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Philadelphia Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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