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Mattie Wilson, 55: Sent To Homeless Shelter By Hospital & Disappeared

She suffered a stroke & was hospitalized. Mattie was discharged without her family’s knowledge.

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Mattie Wilson Missing

A medical emergency unknowingly set off this missing person case. In 2008, Mattie Wilson suffered her second stroke and was admitted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The 55-year-old was hospitalized for three weeks while she recovered and during that time, her daughter was reportedly seeking new permanent housing for Mattie in a nursing home.

According to reports, there was some sort of mistake made and Mattie was not only discharged from the hospital with out her family’s knowledge, but she was taken to a homeless shelter called the Restoration House. The Charley Project reported that the shelter was “in the 3500 block of Dumast in the Frayser section of town.”

Upon arriving at the shelter on July 30, 2008, Mattie’s paperwork was quickly processed and she was set to stay at Restoration House for two weeks. Mattie reportedly walked outside of the shelter to smoke a cigarette and has never been seen again. Information about this case and the subsequent investigation are scarce.

Mattie is said to have once worked as a secretary for the Memphis City Council and is beloved by her large family that includes two children and nine grandkids. There have reportedly been no leads to help investigators find out what happened to this ailing grandmother on that summer day all those years ago.

At the time of her disappearance, Mattie Wilson stood 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 100 to 110 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. Due to her strokes, Mattie had slurred speech. She may have walked with a limp and had reportedly experienced memory loss.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Memphis Police Department at (901) 636-3700 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 0808001499ME.

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Beverly Kaye McBride, 48: Loving Grandmother Found Murdered In 2007

Weeks after being reported missing, Beverly’s remains were located by a man cutting grass.

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Beverly McBride Murder (1)

This is a case that was brought to my attention by a supporter of Our Black Girls, and it is one that I never heard of out of Texas. It was back in August 2007 when Beverly Kaye McBride, a loving mother and matriarch, was tragically killed in Beaumont. Searching for any updated information since 2007 has proven to be difficult, but the person who sent me this case was able to provide some photos of a news article published all those years ago. (more…)

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