A quick trip to the store became a Michigan family’s nightmare back in 2009. On November 20 of that year, 56-year-old Carlita Yvette Gentry Lohmeier was at her Detroit home with her mother. Carlita needed to get some items from her local store on Hubbell and Fenkell, so she told her mother that she would be back within a few minutes. However, Carlita was never seen or heard from again.
There are very few details made public in her case, but it is known that she was a widow with three children. Some reports state that she left her identification behind, an indication that she didn’t intend to be away for long.
At the time of her disappearance, Carlita was 5 foot 4 inches and weighed 107 pounds. She was wearing a short jacket, blue jeans, and red medium-length crocodile boots. She has gray hair, brown eyes, and a small scar in the center of her forehead. Her right earlobe is split from where an earring was pulled out. She liked wearing hairpieces and dark-colored wigs. She was also known for using the last name “Patterson.”
Also, eight years after Carlita went missing, her cousin, Mia Patterson, disappeared from Detroit in 2017. Mia, too, has never been located. Investigators don’t believe that the two cases are related.
Anyone with information regarding Carlita’s missing person case is urged to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5240. Please share this story to continue the conversation about Carlita’s disappearance.