June 30, 1986
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: October 5, 1941
Age at time of disappearance: 44-years-old
Approximate Height: 5'6
Approximate Weight: 135 lbs
Hair: Blonde, medium length
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Pierced ears (once in each ear). Non-Smoker, very rarely drank alcohol, and no history of drug use.
Marks/Scars: Dark, circular shaped birthmark below left knee; vertical hysterectomy scar, very deep dimples in cheeks. No tattoos.
Medical: Suffers from paranoid schizophrenia -- was taking Lithium at the time of disappearance. Occassional problems with depression.
Dentals: Full dentures on top. Upper teeth are missing due to a previous car accident. All lower teeth were still in place at time of disappearance.
Clothing: Red, small sized half top cropped with bare mid-drift, Gloria Vanderbilt blue jeans (size 9), white Nike tennis shoes, brown leather coat; mid-length. Carrying a brown leather purse with a saddlebag style flap over center zipper.
Jewelry: Gold Diamond stud earrings, approximately 1/2 carat each.
Aliases: Ruth Hall, Lyndon, Russie, Lindon, Vinton, Mohkloff
Ruth was last seen June 30, 1986 at approximately 2:00 pm leaving her residence on foot, in the vicinity of the 50 block of Leroy Street in River Rouge. Earlier that morning, she returned in a taxicab to her home, after having been out all night. She came back wearing hospital scrubs instead of the clothes she had on the night before, and 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 that her clothes were at the hospital. 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, and she was officially reported missing seven days later 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 diptheria / tetanus immunization.
Seven years after she disappeared, on October 8, 1993, a traffic ticket was issued to "Ruth Sharon Russie" in Pennsylvania. The ticket listed Ruth's birth date and an address in Belleville, MI. It also indicated that her Michigan license was expired.
Wayne County Sheriff's Department
Sgt. Larry Crider
Agency Case Number: 5367-05
NCIC Number: M-174881881
Source: Ruth's Website