Frances B. Brewster
North American Missing Persons Network
Frances B. Brewster

Above Images: Brewster, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 1999 from Sunriver, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 11, 1924
  • Age: 75
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 150
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Full upper and lower dentures.
    No fingerprints or DNA on file.
  • Medical Conditions: Recent hip replacement on right hip.
    Older replacement on left hip. Broken right wrist in 1995.
  • AKA: Frances B. Shipman, Frances Shipman Brewster
  • NCIC Number: M-350747448
  • Case Number: 00-3656

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mrs. Brewster was last seen in Sunriver, Oregon in October 1999. She has not contacted either family or friends since that time. She was allegedly killed by her son, John Henry Shipman, who then cashed her social security checks. Shipman apparently killed himself when confronted by Seattle, WA police on a Deschutes County Arrest Warrent. Brewster is believed to have been buried in the Central Oregon area. Shipman never admitted to the killing.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bend Police Department.
    Det. Lyn Sly

    Source Information
    Bend Newspaper