Cathy Ann Hawley
Hawley, approximately 1992
Date and time person was reported missing : 03/03/1992
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 142 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Hawley may use her married name, Hyland. She has scars on her inner thigh and a scar on the outside of her thigh.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hawley was last seen at her condo in Maple Ridge Estates in Gaylord, Michigan during the evening of March 3, 1992. She has never been heard from again. Investigators believe she was the victim of a homicide.
The prime suspect in her case is her husband, John Hyland Jr. In 1999, he was convicted of Gender : ually assaulting his two daughters in 1991; the girls were eight and nine years old at the time of the abuse. He was sentenced to 18 to 27 years in prison.
Little information is available in Hawley's case.
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Michigan State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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