More details about Lula Cora Hood

Lula, who goes by her middle name, who disappeared in 1970, was found alive in Jacksonville, Florida last week. DNA testing has yet to confirm this but everyone is quite sure. When the cops interviewed her on the phone, Cora could “confirm facts about the family and life reasonably speaking no one else would have known.”

One of Cora’s daughters has called her on the phone and spoken to her. Cora actually didn’t remember this daughter at all — she’s had fourteen children, she had mental health issues throughout her adult life, and she’s 84 now, take your pick of reasons. But Cora wants to be reunited with her family and they want to be reunited with her.

Although Cora seems to have left of her own volition, it’s still not very often that you find an adult who’s been missing for this long — especially when their body was “identified” in 1998. They still don’t know whose body that was they found in the brickyard.

The Daily Mail
The Galesburg Register-Mail

16 thoughts on “More details about Lula Cora Hood

  1. Ginny July 7, 2011 / 5:32 pm

    Well, at 84 I am sure she has problems remembering yesterday. But, if it was an issue she wanted to avoid by walking away 40 yrs. ago, no wonder she cannot remember one of her children. she did NOT want too!!

    • Meaghan July 7, 2011 / 7:04 pm

      Contrary to popular belief, not everyone is senile by that age. I have a good friend who’s I think about 80 and she’s sharp as the proverbial tack.

      I do find it puzzling that she literally cannot remember one of her children. I know she had ten, and perhaps they all start to run together after awhile, but having a baby is not usually something you forget about entirely.

  2. Juli Snow July 7, 2011 / 7:38 pm

    Maybe when she walked away it was for MENTAL issues and possibly other reasons that only she knew at that time? Who knows what she was thinking. Just be happy for the daughters who now have the choice to see their mother again. This may right some of the wrongs in this world! Let’s just be happy for the Family of this woman who may or may not be right, let’s face it every family has one!!!

  3. Lisa July 7, 2011 / 7:40 pm

    She may have had shock treatments for her mental illness. Several rounds of those can affect short and long term memory. I’m sure it’s due to her mental illness.

  4. Princess Shantae July 8, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    She had fourteen, right? And they were all put into foster care, so its not too surprising that she doesn’t remember one of them.

  5. preacher July 8, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    I think the “bigger” story here is the now unidentified remains..keep us posted on those developments!

    • debbie August 7, 2011 / 11:29 pm

      yes you are right about that . i hope to see it all the way thru . the lord works in ways we cant explain .

  6. debbie caulley_knox July 12, 2011 / 1:02 am

    well to everyone out there i am cora s daughter and it was me that was looking for her and back then they did not know lot about mental heath issues and it could have been brought on by post parttom depresion and never treated . but i am so glad i did this for my adobt my which was her older sister Anna Humphrey and it was my twin and Anna that did the dna and bless anna that passed away in nov. and did not get to see her one last time but we all turn out great . but now we want to find the rest of the brothers and sisters if we can.

    • Lisa July 13, 2011 / 8:08 pm

      Perhaps if you started a group on facebook and title it with something that would attract their attention. Best of luck to you.

      • debbie August 7, 2011 / 11:30 pm

        wuld u join if i did

  7. 4real July 14, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    hope they have a successful reunion good luck can not wait to hear the rest of the story. Is all her children alive did she more children did she get married again cant wait to hear

  8. Jo-Ann July 18, 2011 / 10:35 am

    august 1st a daughter grace and a neice will fly to Flordia to try and bring mom home please pray that she will fly as she is afraid to do so we wish to have a reunion in august I am the eldest daughter

  9. Breeze July 20, 2011 / 5:16 pm

    Jo-Ann and Debbie and all of Cora’s family I wish you all the best of luck and so happy for you. I hope you can locate the rest of your family Debbie. I hope they are also able to find out who’s remains was found in that brickyard as well maybe another family will have the answers they have been waiting for too.

  10. debbie August 7, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    i will be leaving on satday to go and pick my mother up ang bring her home with me . my sister grace flew ther this past week and we talked the whole time she was there with mom and they had a great time with each other . now i ask that you all pray for me because i will be driving to fl. to pack her up and bring her home with us. i hve never drove that far by myself . so please keep us in your prayers. ty

  11. Annie August 19, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    I am so glad you have been able to reunite with your mother after such a long search. Your grace in acknowledging the difficulties that caused her to walk away so long ago is an example to others who may be holding on to painful memories.

    Does anyone know if they have put the UID woman back in NAMUS?

  12. debbie November 16, 2011 / 12:15 am

    just to update to everyone i have been home for awhile and we have had a little get togather with my sisters and a few more famliy . and now we had her frist brithday with my mother and had a great time looking for alot more.
    now we will be having the holidays with mom and having alot more and bringing the sisters close togach other and have more holidays and brather with eithdays with each others.

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