Far Bottom Right: Progressed to age 65 in 2005 by Natalie Murry
Ruth Sharon Hoffman
Missing since June 30, 1986 from River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Hoffman was last seen at approximately 14.00 leaving her residence on June 30, 1986, on foot, in the vicinity of the 50 block of Leroy Street in River Rouge, Michigan.
Earlier that morning, Hoffman returned in a taxicab to the home she shared with her daughter in River Rouge, Michigan. She had been out all night and came back wearing hospital scrubs instead of the clothes she had on the night before. She was covered with bruises. Ruth told her daughter she had been beaten and raped by two men known to her, after she went to a local bar for a job interview. Ruth said she had been to the hospital and had a rape kit taken, and that her clothes were at the hospital. She asked her daughter not to call the police. After bathing, changing her clothes and putting on makeup, Ruth went outside for a walk to clear her head.
Her family never saw her again. She was officially reported missing on July 7, 1986.
Records indicate Ruth visited a medical clinic on July 3, 1986, just days after she left home. She was seen as a new patient and was given a diphtheria / tetanus immunization.
Seven years after she disappeared, on October 8, 1993, a traffic ticket was issued to "Ruth Sharon Russie" in Pennsylvania. The ticket gives Ruth's birth date and an address in Belleville, Michigan. It said her license was expired.
Investigators Wayne County Sheriff's Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sergeant Larry Crider
Wayne County Sheriff's Department
Agency Case Number: 5367-05
NCIC Number: M-174881881 Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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