Ethel Louise Atwell
North American Missing Persons Network
Ethel Louise Atwell

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 24, 1978 from Staten Island, New York
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: N/A
  • Age: 47
  • Height: 5'5 1/2"
  • Weight: 156 to 162 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Full perm or curly hair
  • Clothing: Buttons missing off coat, missing one shoe. Car
    keys found
  • Case Number: 109-12

  • Details of Disappearance
    Ethel Louise Atwell 47yrs was abducted from her job Staten Island Development center (Willow Brook State Institution) on Tuesday October 24, 1978. Ethel was a physical therapist, She arrived approx. 5:30am and had apparently arrived on the jobsite at 6:00am. Shortly thereafter apparently after she had gotten out of her car, Several employees in the building where she was schedule to work, Heard someone say come on, come on. they next heard Ms. Atwell respond, No, you'll beat me, you'll beat me and then she screamed. She was dragged from the parking lot as she was about to get out of her car. She has never been seen since.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Staten Island Police Department
    Det. Patrick Savage

    Source Information
    New York State Missing Persons