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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    WI - Carol Pierce, 35, Sturgeon Bay, 8 Sept 1975

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1524DFWI


    Carol Jean Pierce
    Missing since September 8, 1975 from Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: December 4, 1939
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 35 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5; 115 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; hazel eyes.
    •Marks, Scars: Surgical pin in right femur, and small scar on upper lip.
    •AKA: Carol Fillion; Aungst; Clark


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Pierce was last seen between 8:00am and 4:30pm at her residence in the vicinity of W. Elm Street and N. Hudson Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Carol Jean's husband, Richard Gale Pierce was a crew member on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite, a 180' buoy tender that was home ported in Sturgeon Bay at the time. She was reported missing by her husband, one week after her disappearance. He told investigators that on the date of her disappearance he had morning coffee with Carol Jean at his home. When he returned home at about 4:00 p.m. Carol Jean was gone. At the time Carol Jean and Richard Pierce had only one vehicle, and that vehicle was in the possession of Mr. Pierce. She has not been heard from or seen since.
    On Friday, September 12th, Richard Pierce traveled from Sturgeon Bay to Cheboygan, Michigan to see if Carol Jean had gone there. The couple had plans to move to Cheboygan, Michigan, upon retirement, where they owned some property. On September 19th, 1975, Richard Pierce followed through on his planned retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard and moved back to his Cheboygan Michigan property. He lives there to this day. In 1977 Richard Pierce received an uncontested divorce from Carol Jean.
    Carol Jean Pierce was a home maker. There has been no use of her social security number since 1975. Police checks on Carol Jean's credit history, social security, possible passport use, Interpol, the Canadian Authorities and every state DOT Office in the U.S., have been made in the name of Carol Jean. There has been no activity under her name since the date of her disappearance.
    Her purse, prized cat, personal belongings and makeup were all left at her home.
    Foul play is suspected.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Sturgeon Bay Police
    Thomas J. Baudhuin

    Agency Case Number: 820083

    NCIC Number: M-081358844
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Wisconsin Advocates for Families of Missing People
    National Center for Missing Adults
    Fred's Place
    Sturgeon Bay Police

    Good details here


    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: NA
    DNA: NA
    Fingerprints: NA

    Snipped from NamUs case report:
    Circumstances Unknown. Carol was last seen between 8:00am and 4:30pm at her residence in the vicinity of W. Elm St. and N. Hudson Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
    Posted Nov 10, 2008 @ 10:00 PM

    The Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., Police Dept. executed a search warrant on a parcel of land located at 8856 Raspberry Ln. in the Cordwood Point area. The property is owned by Richard Gale Pierce of Cheboygan, who was stationed here on the original U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Pierce later was a crew member on the cutter Mesquite, a 180-foot buoytender that was based in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., in the early to mid-1970s...
    ...Personnel from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department arrived at the Pierce home at 7:30 a.m. Monday, assisted by the Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department; the Door County, Wisc., Sheriff's Department; the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation; the United States Coast Guard Intelligence Office from Chicago, Ill; and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
    "An investigation conducted by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, the Cold Case Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation, the Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department and the Michigan State Police led investigators to believe that Carol Jean Pierce was a homicide victim in Sturgeon Bay and that her remains were later transported to Cheboygan for clandestine burial on the Pierce property on Raspberry Lane," stated Sturgeon Bay Police Chief Dan Trelka...
    Carol Jean Pierce - Cold Case Investigations
    This thread has archived articles copy and pasted that are pay-per-view for the most part in google archives.

    This week will mark 35 years that Carol has been missing. Come home soon.

    Age progressions to the right are undated.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    September 8, 2010

    Police, family still seek closure in Pierce disappearance
    Carol Jean Pierce went missing 35 years ago today

    The case of 35-year-old Carol Jean Pierce, missing since Sept. 8, 1975, was reopened by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department in January 2004. Since then Lt. Investigator Thomas Baudhuin and the entire department have devoted more than 5,000 man-hours to her case.
    Many more details at link.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    This was written last year, detailing the disappearance and her husband's (alleged) involvement. It also argues that this could have been solved back in 1975.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Carol has now been missing for 40 years.

    "Door County has two open missing person cases"


    Possibly Door County's oldest missing person's case is that of Carol Jean Pierce, a Sturgeon Bay woman who disappeared Sept. 8, 1975. According to records, Carol Jean's husband, Richard Gale Pierce, told authorities the two had coffee before he left for work as a crew member on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite. According to Richard Pierce, when he returned from work his wife was gone.
    Richard Pierce remains the only person of interest in the case.

    "Pierce is our No. 1 suspect. I am 100 percent convinced," Zager said. Both he and Police Chief Arleigh Porter said Richard Pierce's story has changed over time.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    still missing: http://www.postcrescent.com/story/ne...ing/100088568/

    a billboard campaign in April will feature information on missing persons throughout the state.

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