Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Missing: Rita Mae Midkiff-Hughes

I have never met her and it is unlikely that I ever will. She is the mother of my nephew and sadly on December 6th 1986, she disappeared. My nephew said that the last time he saw her...she was sitting on the passenger side of the car... and was crying as his stepfather backed the car down the driveway. I know that this will probably do no good...but I try to put the information out there now and then. Who knows maybe someone might recognize her or maybe even remember something? We are pretty certain that she is no longer alive....but I want to put this out there for my nephew with the hope of giving him some closure. My nephew and his wife had their first child last December. Rita now has a beautiful grandson.

Rita Mae Hughes
Missing since December 6, 1986 from Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Classification: Involuntary

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 3, 1957
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 120 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Green eyes; brown hair. Hughes wears eyeglasses.
  • AKA: Rita Mae Midkiff
  • DNA: Available in CODIS
  • Circumstances of Disappearance
    Hughes was last seen at the Trailways Bus Station in Houston where her husband left her to catch a bus. Her husband stated she was irrational, crying, and confused. Her mother reported her as a missing person on December 19, 1986. Rita Hughes has not attempted to contact any family members since her disappearance. Investigators in this case suspect foul play.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    Agency Case Number: 04A004606

    NCIC Number: M-270519742
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    Montgomery County Crimestoppers

    The Doe Network



    1. Sending love and prayers for Rita and your family. xo

    2. Thank you so much Joanna. In addition to my nephew...I always think of Rita's mother. I cannot imagine not knowing what happened to my child. No matter how old our children get...they are still our babies.

    3. Wow! This has got to be a sore on the heart of your family...the not knowing. I so hope you find information and closure for everyone.

    4. That is so sad! Hugs and prayers to your family.