Viola Brown Martin

Suspicious CircumstancesCold Case
Viola Brown Martin
Viola Brown Martin

Missing Persons Details

Missing Adults

Viola Brown Martin

Missing from
Glenwood , Illinois - USA
Case Entered
  September 02, 2021
   Cold Case
Current Classification
  Suspicious Circumstances
Source of Record
Last Updated
Verification Status

Physical Description

Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
  Black or African American
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  Last Seen Wearing
  Distinct Features
Martin was 56 years old at the time she went missing. Martin would currently be approximately 67 years old as of 09/2021.  Martin has pierced ears and one upper ear cartilage piercing.
  Medical Alert

Details of Disappearance

Viola Brown Martin was last seen by family or friends on December 26, 2009.

According to open source information, Viola Martin was last seen leaving the Glenwood, Illinois residence of her adult daughter, Angela Martin, on or about the morning of 12/26/2009.

Martin was reportedly going to visit her other daughter, Latrina, who had just been released from the hospital, and lived about fifteen or twenty minutes away. Martin never arrived, and her family reported her missing on 12/29/2009, after their own search efforts were without success. 

On 12/30/2009, law enforcement found Martin's tan 1999 Chrysler Cirrus abandoned, parked illegally on a street in Dixmoor, Illinois, far from Latrina's home. There was no sign of Martin at the scene. Martin worked at a local medical facility and never picked up her last paycheck. Since the time of her disappearance, there have been several reported sightings of Martin in the Chicago area, however none of the reported sightings have been confirmed.

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Viola Brown Martin, you are encouraged to contact the Glenwood Police Department at (708) 753-2420, ask for Thomas Morache, Detective. Be sure to have the case number M09E2959 available as you will need it.

Vehicle Details

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On 12/30/2009, Law Enforcement found her tan 1999 Chrysler Cirrus abandoned, parked illegally on a street in Dixmoor, Illinois, far from Martin's daughter Latrina's home.

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