Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks!

Missing Older Teen, Suspicious Disappearance, Unidentified Male, Cold Case

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Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks!

Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks!
Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks!

Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks!
She was last seen leaving a nightclub.
She was seen with an unidentified male.
And then she vanished.
This was 46 years ago.
What happened to Martha Ann Dicks?

Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks!

Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks! Martha Ann Dicks has been missing since March 29, 1972. She is missing from Sumter, South Carolina. Martha Ann Dicks is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is unknown. At the time of his disappearance, Dicks was 19 years old. Her current age is 65 to 66 years old. Martha Ann Dicks is an African-American female. She is described as 5’4″ tall and 155 pounds at the time of her disappearance Her hair is black and her eyes are brown. Dicks’s nickname is Clyde.

Martha Ann Dicks may have been pregnant at the time of her disappearance. But this hasn’t been confirmed. It is unknown what Dicks was wearing when she was last seen. But she reportedly usually wears men’s clothing, including a man’s belt buckle.

Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks!

Martha Ann Dicks was last seen leaving a nightclub on Manning Avenue in Sumter, South Carolina. This event occurred on March 29, 1972. She was accompanied by a Caucasian man. According to Dicks’s sister, she is a lesbian who occasionally dated men.

She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance there were tips that she was living in the Baltimore, Maryland area. But none of the leads panned out.

Authorities believe Dicks was a victim of the serial killer Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins Jr. He killed at least ten people, several of whom knew him, and claimed he had killed over one hundred people.

One of his victims, he said, was an African-American girl named Clyde. This was Dicks’s nickname. He told several different stories about Clyde’s murder.

Gaskins was convicted of eight charges in 1976 and sentenced to death. But the sentence was commuted to life in prison. Afterwards, he murdered a fellow inmate and was sentenced to death. He was executed in 1991.

Gaskins was never charged in Dicks’s case. Authorities did recover skeletal remains they thought were hers. But they were never able to prove this. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

Find Missing Martha Ann Dicks!

Martha Ann Dicks has been missing for 46 years. Most of the information on this piece is secondhand. There are few primary sources with details about Dicks and her disappearance. She has been missing for so long that much of that has likely been lost. So I don’t vouch for most of the details written about here about the circumstances of her disappearance. Even the sources I have linked contain only scant details. It’s odd that her disappearance, if these details are fact, have not generated lengthy forums. But this, sadly, does not seem to be the case.

What actually happened to Martha Ann Dicks? Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Martha Ann Dicts? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

Agency Name: Sumter County Sheriff
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 803-436-2000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1971-13055

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 13055
NamUs #MP13055

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I'm a Christian, meaning that I have a relationship with God, through trust in HIs Son Jesus. I'm a pro-life blogger, and I have three websites, focused on the sanctity of life. The first one is, which is specific to calling for an end to abortion through educating people about alternatives and pro-life news and opinions. The second site,, is also devoted to ending abortion through reaching out to moms in crisis and educating them on alternatives. This second site has the broader aim of celebrating the sanctity of all human life. Born and unborn. I want to reach a broad audience through the second site. The third site,, is devoting to finding missing persons, identifying the unidentified, and bringing justice to victims of crime.

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