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50 Year Old Francine Tate Missing Since July 17, 2007 in Madison, WI (Update: Found Alive)

50 year old Francine Tate is missing in Madison, WI. What has been going on lately in the state of Wisconsin? There have been a rash of missing persons and murders of woman lately in the state. First there was Kelly Nolan, then Mahalia Xiong and now Francine Tate. Are they separate random acts or is there a serial killer in WI?

Name: Francine Tate
Age: 50
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’4″
Weight: 110 lbs.

Missing from: Town of Windsor
Missing since: July 17, 2007

Francine Tate, 50, hasn’t been seen or heard from since around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when she was in Madison, WISC-TV reported.


  • Tate has brown eyes
  • brown hair
  • 5 feet 4 inches
  • weighs about 110 pounds
  • She drives a burgundy 1997 Toyota Corolla

Authorities said they do not suspect foul play but they said that her absence is uncharacteristic.

Those with information on Tate’s whereabouts are asked to call the Dane County Sheriff’s Department at 608-284-6800.

Woman vanishes: family, friends seek answers

Francine Tate, 50, was last seen at a prayer meeting on Madison’s east side Tuesday night, and people attending the meeting saw nothing amiss.

“At the end, she gave someone a hug and walked out the door,” said Pastor Joel Alberti of Mad City Church. “We assumed she was on her way home.”

Francine’s brother-in-law, Dee Thompson of Madison, said her disappearance was “way out of character for her.” (The Capital Times)

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UPDATE I: Family Offers $15,000 For Information Leading To Missing Woman

Francine Tate was last seen leaving a prayer meeting at the Mad City Church office.

Family spokesman Dee Thompson said the money came from personal donations and a corporate gift from American Family Insurance, where Tate’s husband works.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Department said Tate and her husband took in a stranger they knew only as Randy the night before she disappeared. They met the man through their affiliation with the church.

UPDATE II: Police want to question a border who stayed at a missing woman’s home before she disappeared

Detectives are interested in speaking with a house guest that Steve and Francine Tate took into their home shortly before Francine’s disappearance. The man, who is only know to the Tates as “Randy” was someone they met through their affiliation with Mad City Church.

It is believed that Randy has left the Madison area and is traveling west toward South Dakota. Randy is not considered a suspect in this case, however, detectives would like to speak with him to see if he could provide any information that may prove helpful in finding Francine Tate.

UPDATE I: Missing Dane County woman, Francine Tate, found safe

A Madison-area woman missing for more than a week has been found safe in northern Wisconsin, authorities said.

Francine Tate, 50, was unharmed and the Dane County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating why she disappeared, a department press release said.

Kent Gobble, a 40-year-old transient wanted for questioning in Tate’s July 17 disappearance was located in Minnesota today, a day after being spotted in Milwaukee.

Tate found alive and well

Francine Tate, the Town of Windsor woman missing since last week, was found alive and well this afternoon in northern Wisconsin, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tate was found alone in her parked car by a law enforcement officer on routine patrol. The officer recognized the Tate vehicle from a description that had been widely distributed, said Sheriff’s spokeswoman Elise Schaffer.
Sheriff’s officials are not commenting on what led to Tate’s disappearance until they are able to interview her, Schaffer said.
Tate’s family was en route to pick her up late Wednesday afternoon. Schaffer said.

Randall Kent Gobble, a houseguest who had stayed with the Tates shortly before Francine Tate disappeared and was being sought by authorities who wanted to speak with him about the case, was found by Dane County Sheriff’s detectives in Minnesota shortly before Tate was found, Schaffer said. Gobble did not play a role in locating Tate, she said,

July 19th, 2007 at 09:40pm Posted by | Found Alive, Missing, Missing Adult | 3 comments

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  1. Well, if you’re right, it’s not the first time.

    The same thought crossed my mind when they found Kelly Nolan. I live in Madison and I’m tempted to bleach my hair and cut it short!

    Comment by Krista | July 20, 2007

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  3. Francine Tate has been found.

    Comment by -=-B | July 25, 2007

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