Old cases from the missing person database
- Associated Press
- April 30, 2014 - 2:00 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. — The disappearance of Marvin Clark of Tigard, Ore., ranks as the second-oldest active missing-person case in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Here are the other oldest cases, with information from the database.
— 1902: Elijah Cravens, a farmer believed to be in his 30s who lived outside of Okmulgee, Okla., left on horseback to attend a meeting and was never seen again.
— 1930: Mary Moroney, 2, went missing in Chicago.
— 1933: Joseph Halpern, 22, disappeared in Colorado while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park near Taylor Peak. He may have used the alias Louis Hollenbuck and was called "teacher" by co-workers. Unsubstantiated reports put him in Arizona, Michigan and Nebraska in the mid-1930s.
— 1937: Marion Morton, a woman between 52- and 53-years-old, vanished in Georgetown, Del.
— 1938: Marjorie West, 4, vanished at a Mother's Day picnic in White Gravel, Pa. Marjorie picked wildflowers with her older sister Dorothea that day and disappeared after she was briefly left alone. Police searching with bloodhounds found the violets Marjorie had picked. A taxi driver in Thomas, W.Va., later claimed he saw a girl matching Marjorie's description riding in a sedan with an unidentified man.
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