Name: Erica L. Thompson
Age: 53 years old
Last seen: September 25, 2019
Location: Brookfield, Illinois
Status: Still Missing
53-year-old Erica Thompson was last seen in Brookfield, Illinois on September 25, 2019. She disappeared after making a bank deposit near her home.
Erica L. Thompson was born on May 27, 1966. She is the mother of an adult son, Michael Russo.
At the time of her disappearance, Thompson was living with her two cats in a house in the 9200 block of Monroe Avenue in Brookfield, Illinois. She was single after having ended a two-year relationship.
Thompson was working as a comptroller at Empire Hard Chrome Inc., a manufacturing company in Chicago.
Described as a homebody who suffered anxiety while driving long distances, Thompson typically spent her time at home with hobbies that included crocheting, gardening, genealogical research, and computers.
On September 25, 2019, Erica Thompson was captured on security cameras at 4:30 pm making a bank deposit at Eight Corners Veterans Memorial Circle in Brookfield, Illinois.
Erica never showed up to work the next day, and has never been heard from again.
On October 1, 2019, her son Michael visited her residence, but Erica was nowhere to be seen. The back door was found open with the air conditioning still on and her two cats left unattended.
Subsequently, her son filed a missing person’s report with Brookfield Police Department when he couldn’t contact her.
Inside Erica’s residence authorities found moldy dishes piled in the sink and by her bed, and cat vomit in various places. Thompson had installed home security cameras, but all recent footage was erased.
On September 26, 2019, Thompson’s cell phone last pinged to several nearby communities in the early morning hours including Countryside, Hodgkins, McCook, Forest View, Summit and Ridgeview.
The same day, evidence indicates that someone other than Thompson was driving her vehicle, a Dark purple 2014 Nissan Juke with the Illinois license plate number #E27 3380, in Brookfield, Decatur, and Mount Vernon.
On October 2, 2019, her cell phone was found abandoned in a ditch in Springfield, Missouri. Thompson disappeared along with her purse, home and car keys, and Illinois driver’s license.
Foul play is suspected in Erica Thompson’s disappearance. A $1,000 reward is being offered by Cook County Crime Stoppers for information leading to Erica Thompson’s discovery.
The circumstances of Erica Thompson’s disappearance remain unclear and her case is currently classified as missing. Her case remains unsolved.
White female born on May 27, 1966. Erica has blonde hair, blue eyes, stands 5’7 tall and weighs 110 pounds. Her natural hair color is brown.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Erica has multiple tattoos including a small blue heart on her foot and fairies on her hip. Her ears are double-pierced.
Clothing and accessories:
No information of what Erica Thompson was wearing when she went missing is available.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Erica L. Thompson please contact the Brookfield Police Department at (708) 485-8131 or call the FBI ViCAP at (800) 634-4097.
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MISSING: Erica Thompson, From Brookfield – CBS News 10/19
Police renew call for info on missing woman – Riverside Brookfield Landmark 10/19
Family Hopes Digital Billboards Help Find Missing Brookfield Woman – NBC Chicago 11/19
Reward offered for information about Brookfield woman missing since September – Chicago Sun Times 11/19
Family members fear the worst in disappearance of woman missing from Brookfield, Illinois home since September – NBC News 12/19
A year later, no word on missing Brookfielder – Riverside Brookfield Landmark 09/20
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