Teresa Fittin, a young woman, went missing in Florida in 1975. Some believe she left on her own, while others, including police, believe she was the victim of a homicide. Her case has been thoroughly investigated.
Details of Teresa Fittin
- Missing Since: 08/01/1975
- Missing From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Classification: Endangered Missing
- Sex: Female
- Race: White
- Date of Birth: 04/18/1957 (65)
- Age: 18 years old
- Height and Weight: 5’1, 107 pounds
- Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a turquoise bracelet and a turquoise ring.
- Medical Conditions: Teresa Fittin may have been pregnant when she disappeared in August 1975.
- Associated Vehicle: Gray-green four-door 1964 or 1966 Nash Rambler with the license plate number 10-16425
- Distinguishing Characteristics: Female Caucasian Blue eyes and blonde hair Bunny is Fittin’s nickname. Her left arm has a mole on the inside. Some agencies have her name spelled “Theresa Lynn Fitten.”
Disappearance of Teresa Fittin
Fittin was last seen leaving her Fort Lauderdale, Florida apartment on August 1, 1975. She had an argument with her boyfriend at their Davie Boulevard home and went out to her car to calm down.
Fittin then drove away and vanished from the property. She was never seen or heard from again. She left behind all of her personal belongings, including $300 on her dresser, and has not accessed her bank accounts since her disappearance. Fittin and her boyfriend fought frequently, according to family members.
Her boyfriend reported her missing and told investigators she was pregnant at the time of her disappearance, but Fittin’s family members were unaware of the pregnancy and believe she would have been informed if it was true. Her family discovered she smoked marijuana, but they do not believe she was heavily involved with drugs.
Fittin’s wallet was discovered on August 11, 1975, in a Fort Lauderdale library, ten days after she went missing. Her car, a gray-green four-door Nash Rambler with the licence plate 10-16425 from 1964 or 1966, was never found.
Fittin may have left Florida and travelled to Tennessee, Colorado, and/or Pennsylvania. She was a senior at Stranahan High School at the time of her disappearance, worked as a restaurant server at a nearby beachfront hotel, and aspired to be an oceanographer or an artist. Fittin’s mother stated that her daughter was acting normally in the days preceding her disappearance.
Both of her parents are still alive and hoping for answers in her case; there is a memorial bench dedicated to Fittin at the Lauderdale Memorial Park cemetery, and if her body is ever recovered, she will be buried there.
Authorities suspect foul play was involved in her disappearance and are looking into it as a possible homicide. Since 1975, there has been no trace of her.
Teresa Fittin Case is stilled unsolved
- Fort Lauderdale Police Department 954-761-5700