Find Missing Walcie Rae Downing!

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Find Missing Walcie Rae Downing!

Find Missing Walcie Rae Downing!
Find Missing Walcie Rae Downing!

Find missing Walcie Rae Downing!
She was driving a vehicle at the time.
It has been over 62 years
Since this mom has been seen or heard from.
After all this time, some still don’t consider her as endangered?
What happened to Walcie Rae Downing?

Find Missing Walcie Rae Downing!

Find Missing Walcie Rae Downing!Walcie Rae Downing has been missing since December 14, 1956. She is missing from Gallup, New Mexico. Walcie Rae Downing is classified simply as a missing person. Her year of birth is unknown. At the time of her disappearance, Downing was 32 years old. Her current age is approximately 94 years old.
Walcie Rae Downing is described as a Native American female. She is described as 5’6 and 130 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is black and her eyes are brown.

Downing may go by her middle name, Rae. Her maiden name is Alston and her previous married name is Pearce (sometimes spelled “Pierce”). Downing has moles on her back, and her ears are pierced. When she was last seen, Downing was wearing a white blouse, blue jeans and an engagement ring.

Find Missing Walcie Rae Downing!

Walcie Rae Downing was last seen in Gallup, New Mexico on December 14, 1956. She drove a cream or tan 1952 or 1954 Ford at the time of her disappearance; it has never been recovered. It’s possible she contacted her children by phone in around 1959. But this hasn’t been confirmed. She has never been heard from again.

Downing was born in Arkansas and had lived in Arizona, Texas and California as well as New Mexico. Her family stated she was going through a difficult time at the time of her disappearance. This included a broken relationship. She reportedly may have been having an affair with a police officer.

When she left, she told her fourteen-year-old daughter not to look for her. Nevertheless, her five children don’t believe she would have abandoned them permanently.

One theory is that she was murdered in the area of Grants, New Mexico or somewhere in the lava fields. It was known as the malpais. Her case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Walcie Rae Downing!

Walcie Rae Downing has been missing for 62 years. This is longer than many of us have existed. The original author apparently believers that Downing left of her own accord and is not endangered. But her children view it differently. After over six decades, they need answers! What actually happened to Downing? Did she know anyone who would have a motive to harm her? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Walcie Rae Downing? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

Agency Name: Gallup Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Steven Peshlakai
Agency Phone Number: (505)-863-9365
You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 2016-49941

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 33503

Walcie Rae Downing has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
The children of Walcie Rae Downing speak out in this blog post. Click here and learn more.
Websleuths has a page devoted to Walcie Rae Downing’s disappearance. Click here and learn more.
This is a segment devoted to Walcie Rae Downing. Click here to view it.
The above information is found on Walcie Rae Downing’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
Walcie Rae Downing has a NamUs profile. The above images are courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.

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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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