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Dorothy Autrey

A grandmother is murdered, stuffed into a suitcase, and dumped along a highway

  • Last updated: September 27, 2022
  • Cayucos, CA
  • February 20, 2008

Overview of Dorothy Autrey

Matthew Levine, Dorothy's grandson, was convicted of her 1st degree murder. He claimed he accidentally killed her while high on marijuana and cough syrup. Prosecutors said he killed her for her house and money. Her remains have not been located.

Autrey was last seen at her residence in Cayucos on February 20, 2008 at 9 pm. Her grandson claimed he noticed she was not at the residence the following day, saying it was not unusual. Her vehicle was left at the residence but her purse was gone. Autrey was reported missing at 7.30 pm on February 20, 2008. The following month, her grandson confessed to her murder saying he killed her at her home where he also lived. Money was apparently not a motive but her grandson is known to have an alcohol problem. It is suspected that he dumped her body north of Ragged Point but despite extensive searches of the area by crews her body has not been recovered.


  1. Date Missing:February 20, 2008
  2. Date of Death:February 20, 2008
  3. Birthday:October 28, 1923
  4. Age at Incident:84
  5. NAMUS Number:MP36316
  6. Race:White / Caucasian
  7. Gender:Female
  8. Height:66
  9. Weight:150
  10. Hair Color:Gray or Partially Gray
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