Colleen Simpson

Colleen Simpson (Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety)

Colleen Vanita Simpson

Missing Person

Colleen Vanita Simpson
Age at Report: 14
DOB: December 5, 1960
Sex: Female
Race: White
Weight: 90 lbs.
Height: 5′ 7″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Hazel
Missing From: Clearfield, IA
Reported Missing to Taylor County Sheriff’s Office in Bedford, IA
Case Number: 75-34
NCIC Number: M184789907
NCMEC #: 601905
NamUs MP #: 6654
Incident Type: Endangered/physical
Date Reported Missing: Oct. 5, 1975

 

Colleen Simpson, age progressed to 46 years

Colleen Simpson, age progressed to 46 years

Colleen Simpson, 14, of Clearfield, Iowa, was reported missing to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office in Bedford, Iowa, on October 5, 1975.

She was last seen at her Clearfield home where she disappeared sometime during the night.

Colleen was born December 5, 1960, and has a scar on her right forearm.

Colleen Simpson age progressed to 52 years. Courtesy National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Colleen Simpson age progressed to 52 years. Courtesy National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Her physical description — described as a 5-foot-7 white female weighing 90 pounds — is from 1975. Colleen has black hair and hazel eyes.

Her incident type is classified as Endangered/Physical, meaning a person who is missing under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety is in danger.

A Family Reference Sample (FRS) of DNA has been submitted and is available in this case.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding Colleen Simpson’s unsolved disappearance, please contact Taylor County Sheriff Josh Weed at (712) 523-2153.

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14 Responses to Colleen Simpson

  1. Ben Johnson says:

    I have been following this case for a few years. I grew up in a small town not far from Bedford and first discovered this case on the internet. Every piece of info I’ve seen so far states that she disappeared in the night. It doesn’t say if they think she ran away from home, or someone broke in and kidnapped her. Did she have a history of running away from home? Even though I don’t know her family, I just think it’s crappy that after so many years they don’t know what happened to her.

    • Diana Fisher says:

      From what I understand, she had no history of running away. There are several “town” rumors such as she is in the bottom of a well or she is living out of state. I don’t know how someone could simply disappear off the face of the earth???

      • If they believe she’s in bottom of well then why haven’t they been checked and In Clearfield if that’s where she’s actually lived all info in these cases is critical

    • laurenda mifflin says:

      colleen was my best friend, she didn’t disappear from home, the family went to a function out of town and disappeared from that function, and they were living outside of grant, iowa at that time. I believe if she could have she would have contacted me. I miss her still.

      • Michael Simpson says:

        This is her older brother, Michael & to set the record straight–she ran away from home in the middle of the night in Clearfield, while Dad was on patrol as a deputy sherriff. she wasn’t missed until next morning & since then we’ve been searching where ever to find her!!

  2. Linda Hunger says:

    Colleen Simpson is my first cousin. I have always wondered what happened to her. I have been searching the web and talking with local authorities in Iowa to see if there has been any progress on her case. God bless her mother, my aunt. She wore a necklace with a school photo of Colleen at the age of 14 around her neck until the day she died, never finding out what happened to her daughter.

  3. Cindy Mattson says:

    I knew Colleen’s sister Kathy. She was my best friend during that time. I am wondering why Colleen is listed as missing from Bedford Iowa. The family lived in Clearfield Iowa when Colleen went missing.

    • Linda says:

      I grew up in So. California so I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time with that side of my mom’s family. My mom and Colleen’s mom were sisters. I know that at the time she disappeared, her father, my uncle Jerry Simpson, was a small town sherriff. Wish I had more information.

    • Stephy says:

      Bedford is the count seat for Taylor County and since Clearfield is in Taylor county, this could be the reason. I would think they’d put Clearfield though.

      • Jody Ewing says:

        Thank you to everyone who clarified that Colleen lived in Clearfield. I’ve since included that info in her case summary. Bedford was listed because the Iowa Dept. of Public Safety Missing Person Information Clearinghouse listed Colleen as being reported missing to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office in Bedford. Colleen’s information is now also included on ICC’s “Clearfield” page.

  4. It’s time to solve this case. Colleen Simpson was from Clearfield, Iowa, not Bedford…both towns are in Taylor County. If you know anything, contact the Taylor County Sheriff’s office at Bedford, Iowa.

  5. Thank you, Audrey Haverkamp, for clarifying that Colleen was from Clearfield. Her home city is now referenced on Colleen’s case summary page and she’s also listed on the Clearfield, Iowa page. After 39 years, our hopes are that someone will finally step forward with what he/she knows. Colleen’s family deserves answers, and somebody always knows something. All the best to you.

  6. Diana Wilson says:

    God, please keep her safe. Bring her home safely.

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