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ILLINOIS : MISSING PERSON CASE

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Amelia J. Zelko


47 year old White Female : Amelia J. Zelko went Missing on 9-25-1957 from Joliet Illinois..


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2323dfla.html


Amelia Zelko AKA : Molly disappeared from Illinois in 1957..


Zelko was a newspaperwoman running a weekly paper in Joliet. ..


Amelia Zelko had blasted mobsters & political corruption on the front page of her weekly newspaper The Spectator...


On the Spectator's pages Molly had also actively crusaded against gambling...


It is unknown if any of this was related to her disappearance...


Zelko left her newspaper's Cass Street office just before 23:30...


A bartender later said she'd stopped in for a drink & used a pay phone on her way home....


Zelko then parked in front of 413 Buell Avenue, where she lived in a second-floor apartment...


On the same day that Zelko disappeared a witness claimed that she saw some men bury the body of a woman near her home but Zelko was never recovered...


All that was found of Zelko were her two shoes...


When she was in danger she had told friends she would kick off her shoes & run...


At first police believed Zelko had been kidnapped but no ransom note arrived...


Searches were done but no trace of Zelko was found...


Zelko was declared legally dead in 1964...


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Wisconsin : 1950's Missing Person Case

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on July 3, 2016 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Evelyn Grace Hartley


15 year old White Female : Evelyn Grace Hartley went Missing on 10-24-1953 from La Crosse Wisconsin..


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2323dfla.html


Hartley disappeared 10-24-1953 from the home of a La Crosse State College professor where she was babysitting...


The 15 year old Hartly was supposed to call her parents during the evening but did not...


Hartly's Father became worried & went to the house to check on his daughter...


Hartley's father found all the windows in the house locked except a basement window in the back...


Bloodstains were found around that window & in the grass of the yard & there was a bloody hand print on the side of the house next door...


The furniture inside the living room was disarranged...


Hartley's eyeglasses which were broken & one of her shoes were on the living room floor...


Her other shoe was found in the basement. ..


The twenty-month-old girl she had been babysitting was found unharmed & sleeping in her crib...


Tracker dogs traced Hartley's scent as far as the street leading authorities to believe she had been taken away in a car...


They believe she disappeared at approximately 19.15...


Evelyn Grace Hartley never was found though there was an intensive search...


Foul play is suspected...


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Louisiana : MISSING PERSON CASE

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Audrey Moate


31 year old White Female : Went Missing on 11-24-1956 from near Laplace Louisiana..


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2323dfla.html


Audrey Moate was last seen at Frenier Beach near Laplace Louisiana on 11-24-1956..


In the morning of 11-24-1956 a hunter & his son were hunting in the woods along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain when they saw a blue four sedan parked five yards from the water...


They spotted a man & a woman in the backseat...


3 hours later another hunter noticed the sedan with a man in a strange position in the back seat...


The hunter did not stop to investigate...


At 10.30 the next day the first hunters came across the car in the same position & found the man they had surprised the day before shot dead in the car...


The woman was nowhere to be seen...


On the ground were the partial contents of a woman's purse--female clothing & shoes were found on the floor of the car...


The car keys were still in the ignition..


The man was identified as Thomas Hotard 46...


There was a small hole in the rear window of the car indicating that a shotgun was pressed against the glass when it was fired...


Hotard had been shot in the back..


Leading from the car toward the woods were prints of bare feet small enough to be a woman's...


The prints were spaced far apart indicating the woman had been running...


Mingled with these were the tracks of a man's boots...


Five feet away from the scene of the crime was a place where it looked like a scuffle had taken place & on the ground another set of car keys were found. ..


The footprints ended at a road that leads to the main highway & there investigators found a single tire track possibly from a motorcycle...


There were no other physical evidence...


Audrey's car was later located at the cafe where she had met up with Hotard who was married...


The keys found at the crime scene fit the ignition...


There has been many rumors--speculations & even confessions in the case...


However Audrey has never been located & Thomas Hotard's killer never identified...


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FLORIDA : 1950's MISSING PERSON CASE

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Marjorie Croude McKinley Chillingworth


56 year old White Female : Went Missing on 6-14-1955 from West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida..


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2122dffl.html


Chillingworth was last seen with her husband Judge Curtis Chillingworth at a dinner in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 14, 1955...


They left the dinner about 22.00, for their Manapalan home...


They had hired a carpenter to come the morning of June 15 to build a playground for the grandchildren..


The carpenter arrived at 8.00. The door was open & the home was empty...


Chillingworth didn't show up for a 10.00 hearing at the courthouse in West Palm Beach...


Police found a shattered porch light--drops of blood on the walkway to the beach & two used spools of adhesive tape--one in the sand & one in the living room....


The keys were still in the ignition of Chillingworth's Plymouth...


An extensive search turned up no clues..

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In 1957, Curtis and Marjorie Chillingworth were declared dead..


Judge Joseph Peel was the city's only municipal judge...


Peel was protecting bolita operators and moonshiners..


In 1953 he represented both sides in a divorce...


His superior, Chillingworth, gave him only a reprimand with the warning that this was his last chance...


In June 1955, with Judge Chillingworth possibly about to end Peel's career over the non-divorce fiasco Peel had been in a panic..


Lucky Holzapfel & accomplice Bobby Lincoln pleade Guilty to the Murders on that night of 6-14-1955..


Lucky pulled a pistol from under his shirt & forced the Judge & his wife into the boat...


After the boat drifted for about an hour the couple were thrown overboard with lead weights strapped to their legs...


On December 12 Lucky pleaded guilty to both murders and was sent to Death Row...


On March 30, 1961 Judge Joseph Peel was found guilty of accessory to murder...


He received two life sentences..


The accomplice to the murder Bobby Lincoln, finished his federal prison term in Michigan in 1962..


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Pennsylvania : Missing Person Case

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Rebecca Ann Triska


15 year old White Female : Went Missing on 9-19-1958 from Ambridge Pennsylvania...


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1804dfpa.html


Triska was last seen in a car with an unidentified older male at the Route 88 Drive-In Restaurant in Harmony Township just north of Ambridge Pennsylvania on 9-19-1958..


She never made it home...


Rebecca Ann Triska had gone to a teen dance in Ambridge with friends...


Becky left the dance & two boys who happened to leave the dance around the same time spoke to Becky in front of the theater. ..


Rebecca Ann Triska was alone but an older man they estimated around 35 was standing in the area & offered to give Becky a ride home...


The boys commented that the man was too old to give Becky a ride & they said he walked away...


Police arrested an Ambridge man when they learned that the car Becky was last seen in closely resembled his car...


At the time he was a parolee on a Florida morals charge...


He denied knowing Becky but refused to take a lie detector test...


He was held on suspicion of a felony while his car was sent to the Allegheny County Crime Lab...


He had an alibi...


Police learned the identity of the girl that he had a date with on the night Becky disappeared...


With no body & not enough evidence he was released...


He was never charged for Becky's murder...


In 1962 this same man was convicted & sentenced to death for the 1961 beating death of 13-year old Jane Benfield of Centralia Columbia County...


His death sentence was later commuted to life...


He died in prison of cancer in the '90s...


Rebecca Ann Triska was declared dead in 1967...


Her body has never been found...


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VIRGINIA : 1950's MISSING PERSON CASE

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on July 3, 2016 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Elsie Mae Roane


16 year old White Female : Went Missing on 5-20-1957 from West Point Virginia..


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3536dfva.html


Elsie Roane was last seen out on the street in West Point Virgina on 5-20-1957 carrying two suitcases..


There are very clues concerning this Case..


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NEW MEXICO : 1950's MISSING PERSON CASE

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Walcie Rae Downing


32 year old American Indian Female : Walcie Rae Downing went Missing on 12-14-1956 from Gallup New Mexico ...


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3226dfnm.html


Also missing is a 1952 or 1954 Ford cream colored with faded tan possibly bought in Casa Grande Arizona..


Walcie Rae Downing was last seen on 12-14-1956 in New Mexico...


Walcie left behind 5 children...


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CALIFORNIA : 1950's MISSING PERSON CASES

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Evelyn Throsby Scott


63 year old White Female : Evelyn Throsby Scott went Missing on 5-16-1955 from Los Angeles California..


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2476dfca.html


Evelyn Throsby Scott, also known as Evelyn Throsby Mumper was last seen on the afternoon of 5-16-1955..


When she & her husband Ewing test drove a new car...


Ewing Scott never filed a missing persons report for his wife..


Rebuffed questions from friends & relatives about where she might be..


Ewing Scott told two different stories :


1.. Ewing said his Wife had run off..


2..He said he had put his Wife in a sanitarium to cure her alleged alcoholism...


Searching the house & its landscaped grounds the police found metal snaps from women's underclothing in the incinerator...


In an adjoining lot were false teeth and eyeglasses later identified as Evelyn Scott's..


After two years as a fugitive Ewing was arrested in April 1957...


Despite the absence of a body Ewing was tried & convicted of murder & was sentenced to life imprisonment..


He was released from prison in 1978 and died in 1987...


Evelyn Throsby Scott has never been found..


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Donnis Marie Redman


I5 year old White Female went Missing on 3-1-1958 from San Pedro California..


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2409dfca.html


Donnis Redman was last seen with her boyfriend, Michael on 3-1-1958 in Las Vegas Nevada..


The car of the boyfriend was found in Williams  Arizona a few days later...


Boyfriend Michael James Griffin age 18 is also still missing...


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Missing People

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on January 3, 2015 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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Ida Dean Anderson : 21 Years Old


Missing since September 18, 1958 from Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan...


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/753dfmi.html


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Missing Person Case

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on January 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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Betty Marie Roberts : 29 Years Old


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1364dfmd.html


Missing since November 3, 1959 from Baltimore, Maryland...


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