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Missing Hattie Gertrude Brown
Hattie, circa 2009
Missing Since 05/16/2009
Halifax County, Virginia
Classification Endangered Missing
Date of Birth Used 09/21/1960 (60)
Age 48 years old
Height and Weight 5'4, 155 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description A sleeveless top and pants with side stripes.
Medical Conditions Hattie requires critical medication for unspecified reasons. She doesn't have her medicine with her.
Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Hattie has a scar on her abdomen. Her ears are pierced.
Details of Disappearance Hattie picked her adult nephew, Derek Edward Brown, up at a Sheetz gas station at the intersection of Route 501 and Route 58 in Halifax County, Virginia on May 16, 2009. She and her vehicle, a brown 2003 Volkswagen Jetta with the Virginia license plate number DV 20505, were captured on the station's security camera at 2:33 a.m.
Hattie dropped Derek off at a party and was last seen idling in her car outside. Derek made it home safely, but his aunt has never been heard from again.
After the vehicle's discovery, police publicly named Derek as a suspect in his aunt's disappearance. He hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing in connection with it, however. Derek has a prior criminal record for breaking and entering, destroying property and possession of burglary tools.
Hattie's family stated they didn't believe she left of her own accord, as this is uncharacteristic of her behavior. She left her purse and medication behind, as well as her cherished pet Chihuahua, when she vanished, and none of her accounts have been touched.
Hattie is an Army veteran who participated in Operation Desert Storm; she retired in 1998, with the rank of sergeant. She has eleven siblings, several of whom have died in the years since her disappearance.