North American Missing Persons Network
Theresa Ann Davidson-Murphy

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Above Images: Davidson-Murphy, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 7, 1999 from Rainer, Columbia County, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 15, 1965
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 5'10"-6'0"
  • Weight: 130-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo of a green rose
    on her right ankle. Her ears are pierced.
  • Clothing: Green sweater, jeans and white tennis shoes
  • Jewelry: Wedding ring and a gold chain necklace
  • AKA: "Teresa Ann Davidson-Murphy", "Teri", "Theresa
    Ann Colpit"
  • Case Number: 003991

  • Details of Disappearance
    Theresa came home on Thursday, October 7 after dropping her daughter off at a relative's house and saw her husband before he went on a camping trip for the weekend. Her sister-in-law reported her missing on October 23, 1999.

    All of Theresa's personal belongings were found inside the house. Her pickup truck was parked near the residence with the keys in the ignition.

    A few days after Theresa's disappearance, her husband, Richard Murphy, reported a .45 caliber, semi-automatic handgun missing from the residence. Investigators are looking for the gun in the hopes it will provide clues into Theresa's whereabouts. The gun's serial number is 2757178.

    Theresa left behind a sizable amount of money in her bank account and she had a house that she owned that she let foreclose since the time she disappeared. She had two children she's had no contact with since. She's been described as an extremely devoted mother who would never leave her children.

    Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Oregon State Police
    Detective Jeff Hershman
    (503) 731-3020 ext. 264

    Source Information
    Oregon State Police
    The Daily News