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Dorothy Ann Bois
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Dorothy, circa 1973
  • Missing Since 10/03/1973
  • Missing From Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Age 22 years old
  • Height and Weight 4'10, 100 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description An orange body suit, blue jeans with a band of red and brown paisley print pattern around the knees, and brown clogs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Light brown hair, hazel eyes. Dorothy's nickname is Dot. Her maiden name is Greene. She has a linear scar on her abdomen.
Details of Disappearance
Dorothy was last seen at her home in Nashua, New Hampshire on October 3, 1973. At the time of her disappearance, she lived in the 100 block of Kinsley Street with her husband of two years, Kenneth N. Bois, and their daughter. Kenneth said they were watching television that evening and he fell up at 11:30 p.m. When he woke up, Dorothy was gone. He reported her missing at 4:13 a.m. the next day. She has never been heard from again.

Dorothy left behind all her belongings, except her pocketbook and a white flowered beaded change purse. Her mother stated she would have contacted her family if she'd left on her own, but none of her relatives have heard from her since 1973.

Dorothy was reportedly under great stress at the time of her disappearance due to health problems with her child. She told her mother she was afraid for her life. Kenneth had filed for divorce the month before she vanished, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was granted after Dorothy's disappearance and he remarried in 1974. He is now divorced from his second wife.

Dorothy dropped out of high school in her sophomore year after she became pregnant. Her son was living with her mother when Dorothy disappeared. Police reopened the investigation into her disappearance in 2007. Her parents are deceased and the whereabouts of her son are unknown. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency
  • Nashua Police Department
  • 603-594-3553
  • 603-589-1665
Source Information
Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 10, 2016; three pictures and clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.


Media - DOROTHY ANN BOIS has been missing from Nashua, NH since 3 October 1973- Age 22

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The 1973 missing person case of Dorothy Ann Bois.

"Dorothy Ann Bois was reported missing to the Nashua Police Department in the early morning hours of October 4, 1973. At that time, Dorothy was 22 years old, 4'10", and weighed approximately 100 lbs. She was living at 100 Kinsley Street, first floor, with her husband Kenneth Bois when she was last seen. At that time, Dorothy had brown hair and hazel eyes.

Since she was reported missing, friends and family have not had any contact with Dorothy. In March 2009, the Nashua Police Department re-opened and continued the investigation into Dorothy's disappearance, and that investigation led the Nashua Police Department to obtain search warrants for two properties in Nashua, NH. Those properties are 247 Main Dunstable Road and 19 Woodbury Drive. The Nashua Police Department has recently completed the searches of those properties".


Updated: 3:29 PM EDT Oct 4, 2022
Jessica Kisluk

Nashua police are asking for the public's help in solving a missing person case from nearly 50 years ago.

  • Case status: Missing person
  • Reported missing: Oct. 4, 1973
  • Town/city: Nashua
Dorothy Ann Bois, 22, was reported missing in the early morning hours of Oct. 4, 1973.

She was living on Kinsley Street with her husband, Kenneth Bois, when she was last seen, officials said.

At the time, Dorothy had brown hair; hazel eyes; was 4 feet, 10 inches tall; and weighed about 100 pounds.

In 2009, Nashua police reopened the investigation into her disappearance.

Officers executed search warrants at properties on Main Dunstable Road and Woodbury Derive, but there is no word on what, if anything, was found.

Can you help police solve this case? Submit a tip to the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit.

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