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    MO - Mary Lee Grobe, 74, Poplar Bluff, 27 Sept 2003





    Endangered Missing Adult

    If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact: Butler County Sheriff's Department at (573) 785-8444.

    Name: Mary Lee Grobe Classification: Endangered Missing Adult Date of Birth: August 22, 1929 Date Missing: September 27, 2003 From City/State: Poplar Bluff, MO Missing From (Country): USA Age at Time of Disapperance: 74 Gender: Female Race: White Height: 62 inches Weight: 160 pounds Hair Color: Gray Eye Color: Blue Complexion: Light Clothing: Dark colored shirt, dark colored pants. Jewelry: Medical alert necklace. Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Mary was last seen at approximately 2:00pm at her residence sitting on her porch swing in the vicinity of the 1500 block of Hwy B in Poplar Bluff, MO. Her black Labrador Retriever was also missing but returned to the residence alone a few days later. Her eyeglasses and medication were left behind. She has diabetes and needs insulin. Investigative Agency: Butler County Sheriff's Department Phone: (573) 785-8444

    Please Help Us Get The Answers And The Truth On What Really Happen To MARY LEE GROBE

    www.marygrobe.com

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    Mary Lee Grobe

    Reward: $5,000 offered in Grobe disappearance


    Mary GrobeBy MICHELLE FRIEDRICH ~ Associate Editor A California foundation has put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of an elderly Poplar Bluff woman who has been missing more than a year.

    Mary Lee Grobe, 74, was last seen at about 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 2003, at her residence at 1557 Highway B by her granddaughter, Amy Bridgewater.

    Two days later concerned family members entered Grobe's residence and found her and her dog, "B-B," missing. Her purse and medication were still inside; however, an overnight bag and some winter clothing also were reported missing.

    Since her disappearance, Grobe's dog returned home in good condition a few days later and authorities have conducted extensive searches and followed up numerous leads with no success.

    About a week ago, Shelley Streeter with the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation in Modesto, Calif., contacted Butler County Chief Deputy Jerry Armes about the possibility of establishing a reward in Grobe's case.

    "She contacted us after family members had contacted them," Armes said.

    With about 15 family members in attendance, a news conference was held Monday afternoon at the Butler County Justice Center announcing the establishment of the reward.

    During the news conference, Butler County Lt. Mary Barlow, chief communication officer, read a statement on behalf of Kim Peterson, the foundation's executive director.

    "Carole and Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso were the three women sightseers who were missing and later found murdered near Yosemite National Park in February of 1999," Barlow read. "While they were missing, Carole Sund's parents, Francis and Carole Carrington, at the request of the FBI, posted rewards both for their safe return and for information leading to the whereabouts of their rental car."

    The Carringtons, according to Peterson's statement, believe that posting of these rewards and the media attention they received, contributed to the car being located and gave them the first break in their case.

    "They were thankful that they had the financial means to offer these rewards and it's because of this that they have started the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Rewards Foundation," Barlow read. "This foundation was established to assist families, such as the family of Mary Grobe, who are in similar circumstances as the Carringtons in that Mary is a missing person."

    As a result, the foundation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Grobe's safe return, Barlow read.

    "We know reward money can make a difference because the foundation's reward money has already assisted in the location of four missing persons and the apprehension of 20 murder suspects and one child molester/attempted murderer," Peterson's statement read. "We currently have suspects in custody in five states. Of the 21 suspects in custody, seven murderers and one child molester have been convicted or pled guilty as charged."

    To date, the foundation has paid a total of $110,500 in rewards "to citizens who did the right thing by coming forward and sharing the information they had regarding these cases," Barlow read. "We all have the responsibility to do our part to help make our community a safe place."

    Also speaking during the news conference was Grobe's daughter, Joyce Caldwell, who began by holding up a photograph of her missing mother.

    "To have a loved one ripped from your life without explanation has been an unbelievably hard thing and I hope no one else ever has to go through this," Caldwell said. "I am appreciative of the efforts made here today."

    Caldwell thanked those in attendance for coming, the sheriff's department for holding the news conference, the foundation for posting the reward and the Poplar Bluff Police Department for listing Grobe on their Web page.

    "Thanks to the loving individuals at Child Seek Network for my mom, Mary Lee Grobe's Web page and for their suggestions and support," Caldwell explained. "Thanks to the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the investigators in the Department of Health and Senior Services' office of special investigation.

    "I would beg the Butler County Sheriff's Department to allow these professionals an active role in the investigation. I am convinced that if this case is to be solved it's going to require the collaboration and cooperation of all levels of law enforcement."

    Caldwell said she also was "pleading with lawmakers to take a very close look at current laws and make reforms that will prevent this type of crime from happening to anyone else's loved one."

    Caldwell asked the citizens in Southeast Missouri for help.

    "Please, if you know of anything, even if it appears to be insignificant, please contact these professionals," she said. "Sometimes, it is the mundane details that can break the case.

    "...Please, let's find answers; let's bring Mary Lee Grobe home."

    Other family members in attendance declined to comment during the news conference.

    With the establishment of a reward, "we're hoping it will generate some leads," explained Armes. "We've got very few leads coming in. Most of them are dead ends, nothing.

    "We're hopeful that the reward offered by the foundation will be another tool to help bring some leads forward."

    Armes said the sheriff's department also is appreciative of the foundation offering the reward.

    "At this point, we welcome any ideas or anything anybody might have," he said. "We don't know if (the reward) will help or not, but it can't hurt. We need any lead or information we can get."

    Grobe, who also is listed on the National Center for Missing Adults, is described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. She has blue eyes and gray hair.

    Anyone with information about the Grobe case is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff Office at 573-686-8070 or 573-785-8444.

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    Mary Lee Grobe

    News Articles on Mary Lee Grobe: http://p075.ezboard.com/fisthatso894...opicID=1.topic


    KFVS Ch.12 TV Articles on Mary Lee Grobe: http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/SearchR...+Grobe&x=5&y=8


    Mary Lee Grobe's Web Site: www.marygrobe.com

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    How very sad...and strange. I sure hope she is OK.
    Karen

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    Mary's NCMA profile.

    Mary's NCMA printable poster.

    Angels Missing

    Child Seek Network

    Matches on yahoo for Mary.

    Chris, please feel free to contact me at HelpForTheMissing@yahoo.com with help networking Mary's case.

    With love and HOPE, Lanie

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    Mary Grobe, Missing from Poplar Bluff MO

    Search Shifts Focus in Case of Missing Butler County Woman

    KFVS Ch-12 May 15,2005
    http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?s=3343941

    KFVS Ch-12,May 17,2005
    http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?s=3352107
    Last edited by Chris; 06-10-2005 at 02:55 PM. Reason: Text - link did not print correctly

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    Mary Lee Grobe, Missing from Poplar Bluff MO.

    The family needs a answers,The Poplar Bluff community deserves the truth.
    www.marygrobe.com
    www.maryleegrobe.com

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    Mary Lee Grobe Missing from Poplar Bluff MO

    On second year of Mary Grobe’s disappearance

    $100,000 reward offered



    By MICHELLE FRIEDRICH

    Associate Editor



    As the second anniversary of the disappearance of an elderly Poplar Bluff woman approaches, authorities have narrowed their investigation to one suspect and the woman’s daughter has secured reward money totaling more than $100,000.

    Mary Lee Grobe, 74, was last seen mid-afternoon on Sept. 27, 2003, at her residence at 1557 Highway B by her granddaughter, Amy Bridgewater.

    Two days later concerned family members entered Grobe’s residence and found her and her dog, “B-B,” missing. Her purse, eyeglasses and medication were still inside. An overnight bag and some winter clothing originally were reported missing; however, the items were later found inside a closet.

    Since her disappearance, Grobe’s dog returned home in good condition a few days later and authorities have conducted extensive searches and followed up numerous leads with no success.

    “We do not believe a stranger committed this crime,” explained James Akers, an investigator with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department. “Through various investigative techniques, which are not admissible in court, we have not been able to eliminate this one suspect.”

    In order to assist officers with their investigation, Grobe’s daughter, Joyce Caldwell of St. Louis, has secured a reward, which was donated by Joe Mammana, a Philadelphia philanthropist.

    “We wish to thank the investigators for their hard work and we want to assist them with the additional leads that we hope this reward or bounty will bring in,” Caldwell said in a press release announcing the reward.

    Caldwell described Mammana as being famous for posting “bounty money” as he refers to it on behalf of crime victims.

    The $100,000 reward reportedly is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Grobe’s disappearance.

    Another $10,000 reward is being offered for “Mary’s body or any of her remains,” Caldwell said.

    A $5,000 reward, established by the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation in Modesto, Calif., for information leading to the safe return of Grobe was renewed in late April for another six months.

    “We are very pleased with the recent funding from Mr. Mammana,” Akers said. “We are optimistic that the bounty and reward will yield new leads.”

    Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs described Grobe’s disappearance as being a case “I wish I wouldn’t have inherited it when I took over; however, no matter whose watch it took place on, we constantly concern ourselves with trying to find out what happened in this case.

    “I feel like the staff we have in place right now would have had this solved if we would have been the ones handling it from day one.”

    Akers said officers have used such investigative techniques as interviews, interrogation, background checks into people and finances, polygraph examinations, voice-stress tests and LSI scans, which are an analysis of handwritten statements, as part of this investigation.

    “Through all of these (techniques), we have been able to eliminate all suspects, but one, who as a result, continues to be the focus of our investigation,” Akers explained.

    According to Akers, land and water searches have been conducted in southern Missouri and the St. Louis area.

    Those searches included grid ground searches of the area on foot and with cadaver dogs in the weeks after Grobe’s disappearance. Helicopters also were used to fly over the area.

    In May officials drained an out-of-use sewage lagoon near Grobe’s home with no success.

    “We are also constantly checking Jane Doe reports nationwide and comparing them to Mary Grobe’s” information, Akers said.

    In an investigation such as this, where the leads grow cold, the normal procedure is to “go back and look over everything,” including the crime scene and “start all over again looking for what might have been missed in the beginning,” Akers said.

    There is “very little physical evidence” in this case, but “what we do have is substantial,” Akers said.

    Grobe’s disappearance was initially treated as a missing person case. It was later that authorities determined foul play was possibly involved, Akers said.

    There were no signs of a struggle inside Grobe’s home and she apparently “left with someone she knew and took her dog,” Akers said. “No one believed she walked off with the dog on her own and became a victim of the elements.

    “All the family, from each side, believed foul play was involved. She would not have just walked away and would not have left with a stranger.”

    Akers said there has been speculation by the family that “money and jurisdiction are an issue in solving this case and neither one of those are true. This is not an issue of who solves it, but that it gets solved.”

    Akers said the sheriff’s department is working with several agencies “round tabling” and discussing ideas of what is the most appropriate next step.

    Assisting in the investigation are Missouri Division of Aging Special Investigator Sam Plaster, as well as members of the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, the State Fire Marshal’s office, law enforcement agencies in the St. Louis area and present and former Butler County deputies.

    “We’re hopeful that with all the new evidence collecting procedures and techniques (one) will help us develop new leads and eventually solves this case.”

    According to Akers, they are also looking into new techniques that are being used to determine the truthfulness of witnesses/suspects.

    Grobe, who is listed on the National Center for Missing Adults, is described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. She has blue eyes and gray hair.

    Anyone with information about the Grobe case is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 785-8444.
    Daily American Republic Newspaper
    Poplar Bluff MO
    Sept 14,2005

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    Print Poster

    Print a Poster or Flyer of Mary Lee Grobe

    Childseek Network: http://www.childseeknetwork.com/newsite/grobe.pdf

    National Center For Missing Adults:
    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200300834S

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    Mary Grobe


    Mary Grobe is still Missing.


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    Missing Missouri Mothers

    Three Mother are Missing from eastern Missouri, why?

    Help solve these crimes, help prevent it from happening again.

    Hubert Propst, Amanda Jones’ dad said,“Somebody is lying,” “Someone knows the truth and isn’t talking.”

    1st: Mary Lee Grobe (74) from Poplar Bluff Missouri, Mother of 7 Children, Grandmother/Great-grandmother of many.
    09/27/2003
    Google Mary Grobe or http://www.maryleegrobe.org/
    Butler County Sheriff Dept. 573-785-8444

    Missouri State Hwy Patrol. 573.840.9500

    2nd: Amanda Jones (26) from Pevely Missouri, Mother of 1 Daughter and 9 months pregnant. 08/15/2005
    Google Amanda Jones
    Jefferson County Sheriff Dept. Detective Bureau 636-797-5515
    Missouri State Hwy Patrol. 314.340.4000

    3rd: Teresa L Butler (35) from Risco Missouri, Mother of 2 boys 01/25/2006
    Google Teresa Butler Missing or Web site for Teresa Butler
    New Madrid County Sheriff Dept. 573-748-2516

    Missouri State Hwy Patrol. 573.840.9500

    Does society care about our mothers??

    Call or e-mail your local media, Ask for more coverage, more air-time, for them to help these mothers be found.
    KFVS-12 CBS in Cape Girardeau MO 573-335-1212 news@kfvs12.com
    KAIT-8 ABC in Jonesboro AR 800-738-6397 news8@kait8.com
    KTVI-2 FOX in St. Louis MO 314-647-2222 ktvinews@foxtv.com
    KSDK-5 NBC in St. Louis MO 314-444-5125 newstips@ksdk.com
    KMOV-4 CBS in St. Louis MO 314-444-6333 tips@kmov.com

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    More Missing people from the Midwest

    Thank you to KFVS 12-TV for letting the residents know that Mary Lee Grobe as well as others are still missing from the area. We agree and can empathize with Dawn Vowell, daughter of missing Sandra Kay Travis as reported on KFVS TV 6-15-06.

    "I can't explain the emotions to you, feel helpless, hopeless, frustrated because you're not getting any answers and you know there is somebody out there who knows something," said Vowell.

    Anyone who knows anything, even if it appears insignificant, please call and report it to law enforcement.

    The link for the story is listed below. Also, click on the video to see Mary Lee Grobe, Teresa Butler, Sonja Bradley, Shawn Hornbeck.

    http://kfvs.com/Global/story.asp?S=5034882

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    Where is Mary Grobe ?

    Tuesday August 22,2006

    If given the chance Mary Lee Grobe would have celebrated her 77th birthday today.

    She was born August 22, 1929. Those of us who loved her really miss
    her and yearn for the truth to come out.

    How can people remain silent and allow the guilt to continue to grow
    inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    Three Mother are Missing from eastern Missouri, why?

    Help solve these crimes, help prevent it from happening again.

    Hubert Propst, Amanda Jones’ dad said,“Somebody is lying,” “Someone knows the truth and isn’t talking.”

    1st: Mary Lee Grobe (74) from Poplar Bluff Missouri, Mother of 7 Children, Grandmother/Great-grandmother of many.
    09/27/2003
    Google Mary Grobe or http://www.maryleegrobe.org/
    Butler County Sheriff Dept. 573-785-8444

    Missouri State Hwy Patrol. 573.840.9500

    2nd: Amanda Jones (26) from Pevely Missouri, Mother of 1 Daughter and 9 months pregnant. 08/15/2005
    Google Amanda Jones
    Jefferson County Sheriff Dept. Detective Bureau 636-797-5515
    Missouri State Hwy Patrol. 314.340.4000

    3rd: Teresa L Butler (35) from Risco Missouri, Mother of 2 boys 01/25/2006
    Google Teresa Butler Missing or Web site for Teresa Butler
    New Madrid County Sheriff Dept. 573-748-2516

    Missouri State Hwy Patrol. 573.840.9500

    Does society care about our mothers??

    Call or e-mail your local media, Ask for more coverage, more air-time, for them to help these mothers be found.
    KFVS-12 CBS in Cape Girardeau MO 573-335-1212 news@kfvs12.com
    KAIT-8 ABC in Jonesboro AR 800-738-6397 news8@kait8.com
    KTVI-2 FOX in St. Louis MO 314-647-2222 ktvinews@foxtv.com
    KSDK-5 NBC in St. Louis MO 314-444-5125 newstips@ksdk.com
    KMOV-4 CBS in St. Louis MO 314-444-6333 tips@kmov.com
    I will post to these stations today. I wanted to look into your list a bit more. You sure did a wonderful job on this outline. Fantastic!
    Mothers missing? This should be such a number one priority of the St. Louis area. The suffering must be horrific for these families. America has to do more to help find our missing people. No one should be missing in America.

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    Where is Mary Grobe?

    Wednesday September 27, 2006

    3 Years of Freedom!

    Today marks the three year anniversary of the disappearance of Mary Lee Grobe from her home in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was completely denied her freedom three years ago. Her wishes were coldly ignored. Her family was torn apart.

    Today also marks the three years anniversary of undeserved freedom of the man responsible for all this grief!

    www.maryleegrobe.org

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