Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
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.
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