Florida woman still missing 52 years after she escaped a Michigan prison

Sylvia Torgow was in prison for stealing credit cards

Sylvia Torgow (Michigan Department of Corrections)

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Sylvia Torgow was 18 years old when she escaped the Huron Valley Women’s Prison in 1970, officials still don’t know where she went.

According to MDOC, Torgow escaped prison on Sept. 17, 1970. She had a scar on her forehead, a scar on her left arm and a tattoo on her right hand.

She was serving a 2- to 4-year sentence after pleading guilty to theft of credit cards in 1969. She was sentenced on April 7, 1970.

She was originally from Florida and was last known to be in the Plymouth area.

Torgow was known to use the following aliases:

  • Yvonne Bauldrey
  • Sylvia Campbell
  • Vickie Boyle
  • Joyce Boyle
  • Lara Foster
  • Lora Foster
  • Lorrie Lorry
  • Vivian Boyle

Read: Michigan woman with 13 aliases escapes prison twice, still missing 48 years later


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