Linda Darlene Holder Watts
North American Missing Persons Network
Linda Darlene Holder Watts

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Above Images: Watts, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 11, 2004 from Sanford, Wake County, North Carolina
  • Classification: Involuntary
  • Date Of Birth: March 10, 1961
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Hair Color: Reddish
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Prescription glasses
    with very thick lenses.
  • Clothing: Short sleeve blouse, blue jogging pants,
    white "Keds" tennis shoes.
  • Case Number: 04-004169
  • NCIC Number: M-174059231

  • Details of Disappearance
    Linda Watts worked in the mailroom of The Sanford Herald. She loved walking, so it was not uncommon for Linda to walk from her home to work. On the evening of May 11, 2004 at around 11 pm or so, she left her evening shift at the paper and began her walk home.
    Some of her personal possessions were found about a block from her home. Witnesses reported seeing her abduction, with Ms. Watts being forced into a vehicle by two men. Her employer put up a reward for her safe return, and searches for Ms. Watts began immediately and continue to this day
    Biologic evidence at the scene matched the DNA profile established through the work of the SBI lab. To date, four men have been arrested in her case and are awaiting trial. Foul play is involved in her case

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sanford Police Department
    Det. McLoud
    (919) 775-8268

    Source Information
    The Sanford Herald
    Sanford Police Department