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Missing: Dorothy Vivian Autrey

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Dorothy Vivian Autrey was born on December 28, 1923.

On the late evening of February 21, 2008, her grandson, Matthew Levine, reported her missing from her Cayucos home. Levine said Autrey was in good health but sometimes suffered from transient global amnesia, a temporary loss of short-term memory.

Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team conducted a search of the Cayucos area on February 22, 2008, but were unable to locate Autrey.

During the investigation, detectives determined Autrey was the victim of foul play and re-interviewed Levine who admitted that he had killed her.

Levine indicated that he dumped Autrey's body over the side of a cliff on Highway 1 north of Ragged Point in Monterey County. The area was searched by land, sea and air, but Autrey's body was never found.

Levine was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison. It was the county's first no-body homicide conviction. 

Although her case is not considered active, she will continue to be listed in the Missing and Unidentified Persons System until her remains are located.

Related links: 
California Dept. of Justice Missing Person Search

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