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    Patricia Blough 19, Renee Bruhl 19, & Ann Miller 21 - Indiana Dunes St Park IN, 1966


    Patricia Blough

    Endangered Missing

    Missing From: Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana

    Missing Since: July 2, 1966

    Age: 19 -- Height: 5'4" -- Weight: 115 lbs -- Hair Color: Brown -- Eye Color: Brown

    Patricia's nickname is Patty.



    Renee Bruhl

    Endangered Missing

    Missing From: Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana

    Missing Since: July 2, 1966

    Age: 19 -- Height: 5'9" -- Hair Color: Brown -- Eye Color: Hazel

    Renee's maiden name is Slunecko.



    Ann Miller

    Endangered Missing

    Missing From: Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana

    Missing Since: July 2, 1966

    Age: 21 -- Height: 5'2" -- Hair Color: Brown -- Eye Color: Blue

    Ann may have been 3 months pregnant when she disappeared.


    Patricia, Renee, and Ann disappeared from the Indiana Dunes State Park in Indiana on July 2, 1966. They arrived at the park at about 10:00 am, and hiked to a spot about 100 yards from the Lake Michigan shoreline. Witnesses saw them there about 12:00 pm. The witnesses also saw them talking to an unknown man operating a boat. They reported these observations to a park ranger around dusk when they noticed the girls' belongings were still on the beach.

    The park rangers soon learned that missing persons' reports had been filed for Blough, Miller and Bruhl over the weekend in Illinois by their families. The rangers began investigating the park and located Miller's Buick in the parking lot. Her car keys had been located with her belongings and some items of the women's clothing and other personal effects were still inside the vehicle. The park rangers contacted other law enforcement agencies, including the United States Coast Guard.

    A search for the missing women was initiated on July 5, three days after they disappeared.

    More witnesses began substantiating the initial reports that the women entered a white boat operated by an unidentified man. Later accounts described the male as in his early twenties with a tanned complexion and dark, wavy hair. He was wearing a beach jacket at the time. A visitor was filming home movies at the state park on July 2 and offered his reels to investigators. The search was immediately narrowed to two boats once authorities viewed the footage. One was a fiberglass 16 - 18-foot long trimaran runabout with a three-hulled design, which was operated by a man fitting the description of the unidentified driver.

    Three females matching the missing women were seen aboard the smaller boat in the footage. The second boat identified was a 26 - 28-foot Trojan cabin cruiser with three men aboard along with three women. The cabin cruiser was seen at approximately 15.00, three hours after the women entered the smaller vessel. Investigators believe that the women may have been dropped off on the beach by the driver of the smaller boat while he drove back to retrieve two male friends and the cabin cruiser.

    Blough, Miller and Bruhl were reportedly seen eating and walking along the sand dunes after this time. They were approached by another unidentified man, who accompanied them on to the cabin cruiser. This final sighting has never been confirmed, but is considered reliable by authorities.

    Drowning was considered a possibility in the disappearances, but unlikely.
    The boats they were reportedly seen boarding on July 2, 1966 have never been located, nor have the unidentified men spotted on the vessels been seen again. The Indiana Dunes State Park where Blough, Miller and Bruhl were last seen is now called the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.


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    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25728"]IN IN - Three missing women, Indiana Dunes State Park Mystery, 1966 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]



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