Norma Houghland
North American Missing Persons Network
Norma Houghland

Above Images: Norma Houghland

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 15, 1978 from Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 4, 1951
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 135 lbs
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female

  • Details of Disappearance
    Norma would take her sons on drives in their car to cool off during Sacramento's hot summers since they didn't have air conditioning. Presumably after one such drive, Norma Houghland and her sons Tommy, 6, and Ricky, 9, were not seen again. It wasn't until a week later that Houghland's family, after not hearing from her or her boys, went to check on them. Relatives found the family's Sutterville Road area apartment untouched, with the Houghlands' belongings, clothes and other personal items all there. Relatives said they didn't know where Norma could have gone. She drove a gold-colored Pontiac LeMans, which has never been found. Her former husband, who lived in Washington, has since died.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Scramento Police Department

    Source Information
    Charley Project