Above: Michelle Newton in 1983 (left) and an age-progressed image to 23, circa 2003 (right)

Michelle Marie Newton

Last seen in Louisville, Kentucky on April 2, 1983

Vital statistics: White female. Born on October 5, 1979. Brown hair, brown eyes. Her nickname is "Shelly." Was three at the time.

Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Debra Lee Curry Newton. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. She took her daughter to Georgia where she claimed to have a new job, but when Michelle's father went to join them they could not be found. A FBI warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for her on May 3, 1985. They may be in Clayton County, Georgia or the Tampa or Dade City areas of Florida. It was incorrectly reported that Michelle was found in 2005, but she remains missing.


Above: Debra Newton in 1983

Vital statistics: White female. Born on November 10, 1959. Sandy brown hair, blue eyes. She may go by her maiden name, "Curry" or use the alias last name "Hartmann." Was twenty-three at the time.

If you have any information as to Michelle's whereabouts, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 502-574-8835. Any information received can be kept confidential.


Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
The Doe Network
Facebook page for Michelle Newton
Child Protection Education Of America (site now defunct)

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