Flashback Friday: Edith Bonham

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Edith Irene Bonham, a 77-year-old woman missing since October 8, 1979. She disappeared from Monrovia, California, a mid-sized city in the San Gabriel Valley.

Like the last Flashback Friday case, a gentleman named Gary Wayne Dover, I don’t have much on Edith. In fact I have even less about her disappearance than I do about Gary’s. There’s no word if she had Alzheimer’s or dementia or any other health problems.

I ran her case through internet news archives and did find one 1980 article that said a “clairvoyant” claimed her body was buried in the desert. The article didn’t say much about the actual details of her disappearance, but there was a quote from the cops saying her disappearance was out of character and they didn’t think she was missing by choice.

If Edith was alive today she’d be 104. My guess is she died long ago. Like, 37 years ago.

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One thought on “Flashback Friday: Edith Bonham

  1. Justin October 29, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    I created a NamUs profile for her at https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/24712 a couple of years ago because she was the only person I could find on the California Department of Justice missing persons website who went missing from Monrovia, California. I always thought that there should be other missing persons cases that were over a year old since the population of Monrovia is about 36 thousand. But I never found any.

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