Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On the night of November 23, 1983 (Thanksgiving Evening) Linda Crites was speaking to her oldest son on the telephone. She was making plans to visit with him the following day, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Linda Crites never made it to the Thanksgiving Dinner and has never been seen or heard from since.
She was in the process of getting a divorce from her husband at the time of her disappearance. Although the couple was getting a divorce, they still lived in the same house. The husband told investigators that he talked to in her bedroom around midnight. They argued, then he left and she closed the bedroom door. It was still closed the next morning when he left to go to his parents' home. She was reported as missing one week later. Foul play is suspcted.
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Cape Girardeau Sheriff's Office