North American Missing Persons Network
Ellen Beth Sloan

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Above Images: Sloan, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 16, 2005 from Polson, Lake County, Montana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 13, 1952
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 105-110 lbs
  • Hair Color: Light brown; graying
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears driving/reading glasses
    with small wire frames; pierced ears;
    mole on front center of neck; small scars on forearms and hands
  • Jewelry: Diamond and garnet ring worn on left finger; gold
    necklace with yellow-gold heart-shaped pendent
    with word "Mom" in the middle surrounded by multicolored gold flowers;
    possibly wearing gold stud earrings
  • AKA: "Ellen G. Sloan" or "Ellen B. Sloan"
  • NCIC Number: M-904868093
  • Case Number: 205CR0007735

  • Details of Disappearance
    Ellen was last seen at her residence. Her vehicle was later located in Missoula shopping center near the Missoula International Airport.
    Ellen had helped post a $100,000 bond for her boyfriend, William Gholson, who was facing prison for a sex crime and jumping bail. Ellen was also facing federal charges for filing false tax returns. Shortly after her disappearance, investigators questioned Gholson with regards to Ellen's whereabouts. They were told that she may have fled the United States and gone to various foreign countries. Gholson vanished shortly after but was arrested in November 2005 in Tennessee, and is considered a "person of interest" in Ellen's disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lake County Sheriff's Office
    (406) 883-7282
    (406) 883-7301

    Source Information
    Missoulian News Online 05/06/2006
    Missoulian News Online 5/20/2005
    KTVQ News Archives
    MT DOJ