Audrey Good Backeberg

Endangered Missing

Missing From: Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Missing Since: July 7, 1962

Age: 20 -- Height: 5'5" -- Weight: 125 lbs -- Hair Color: Brown -- Eye Color: Hazel

Audrey has a crippled left finger.


Audrey married her husband in 1957, when she was 15 years old. The couple had two children together and resided in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. The marriage was troubled and there were allegations of abuse. On July 4, 1962 Audrey filed a complaint. It indicated that she had been beaten in the head -- that her husband had threatened to kill her, and he had loaded two guns and put them in the trunk of his car.

Three days later she went to pick up a paycheck, leaving her children and husband at home. Audrey never returned home and has not been heard from again. The family's babysitter told investigators that she and Audrey took a greyhound bus to Indiana. The 14-year-old came back, but said Audrey had run away.

Audrey's family members insisted that she would not abandon her children.
The husband passed a polygraph exam conducted after Audrey's disappearance and has maintained his innocence in her disappearance.


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