North American Missing Persons Network
Catherine Ann Hammel

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Above Images: Hammel, circa 1998

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 23, 1998 from Houston, Harris County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 26, 1970
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5'3-5'4"
  • Weight: 120-130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Auburn
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Small scar near left
    eye. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Purple 24-Hour Fitness t-shirt, gym shorts
    and white tennis shoes. Black purse.
  • Jewelry: Earrings (unknown description). Letter "C" Ring.
  • AKA: "Cathy"
  • NCIC Number: M-122783018
  • Case Number: 36946798-B

  • Details of Disappearance
    Cathy left her place of employment, 24-Hour Fitness, in Houston, Texas on March 23, 1998. A co-worker dropped her off at her apartment in the 1200 block of Wilcrest at approximately 2:00 PM. Cathy's boyfriend saw her at her residence one hour later at 3:00 PM. He left the apartment and returned at approximately 6:00 PM, by which time she had disappeared. She has never been seen again.

    Hammel was employed part-time at Nick's Sports Bar and Grill in Houston in 1998. She had an argument with a man at the restaurant on March 22, 1998, the night before she disappeared. It is not known if this incident is connected to Hammel's case and there have been no arrests.
    investigators believe was killed by her ex-boyfriend and her body dumped in a trash bin.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Houston Police Department
    (713) 308-3600
    (713) 308-8805
    Texas Department Of Public Safety

    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    Houston Police Department
    KHOU 3/23/07