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    MI - Elizabeth 'Connie' Converse, 49, Ann Arbor, Aug 1974

    Connie Converse, a highly intelligent and gifted songwriter of the 1950's packed her possessions in her VW beetle in August of 1974 and drove off never to be seen again. Frustrated that her music did not "fit" in the popular music of her time, facing a surgery (non malignant fibroid tumor), she wrote good bye letters to her family and friends before departing.

    A documentary movie is planned for her. Wouldn't it be grand if her disappearance was solved.

    She is reported to be 5'7", 165lbs with brown hair. She was 50 years old.

    http://www.conniespianosongs.com/liner-notes/

    http://www.theawl.com/2010/08/the-st...onnie-converse

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...se-documentary
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    Did Connie try once more for that elusive musical recognition? Maybe heading off to Nashville.....

    In December of 1974, a body of a white woman, est 5'8" and est 140 lbs was found below a tramway in Gatlinburg, TN. Her clothes were neatly folding next to her. She had brown hair. Her postmortem interval was 2 months.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1589
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Mom View Post
    Did Connie try once more for that elusive musical recognition? Maybe heading off to Nashville.....

    In December of 1974, a body of a white woman, est 5'8" and est 140 lbs was found below a tramway in Gatlinburg, TN. Her clothes were neatly folding next to her. She had brown hair. Her postmortem interval was 2 months.

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1589
    Good thought, but Gatlinburg is at the total opposite end of the state than Nashville. And since she was probably coming from Michigan, not on the way.

    Is there a thread for the UID though? The place she was found is not easy to get to and was even harder to get to in the 1970s. (No real airport, no mass transit into the city, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by necco View Post
    Good thought, but Gatlinburg is at the total opposite end of the state than Nashville. And since she was probably coming from Michigan, not on the way.

    Is there a thread for the UID though? The place she was found is not easy to get to and was even harder to get to in the 1970s. (No real airport, no mass transit into the city, etc.)
    I recall that she had planned a difficult trip to see her mother, who I assume still lived in New Hampshire. Her mother was a teetotaler. If she has spent time in Memphis or Nashville, she may have stopped to see the mountains.

    http://connieconversedoc.com/the-film/

    I could not find a thread for the UID, feel free to make one!!
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    I would love more info on that Gatlinburg UID case!

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    Last edited by KateB; 04-03-2015 at 11:44 PM. Reason: repair url tag.
    Unless I've provided a link, most of what I say is my own opinion. Sometimes, I'm thinking out loud and may explore avenues I don't necessarily think are true, but I'm always aware I could be wrong, so I check other stuff out.

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    She appeared to always have on glasses. No mention of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophiebelle View Post
    She appeared to always have on glasses. No mention of those.
    I wondered about the glasses also. Were they missed at the crime scene, carried off by weather or vermin? Or was she far sighted using them only for close up work?? HMMM......
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    Such an interesting woman
    I agree she most likely passed over in 1974
    She didnt seem like the type who would write letters and disappear knowing it would concern people, unless it was her final farewell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Mom View Post
    I recall that she had planned a difficult trip to see her mother, who I assume still lived in New Hampshire. Her mother was a teetotaler. If she has spent time in Memphis or Nashville, she may have stopped to see the mountains.

    http://connieconversedoc.com/the-film/

    I could not find a thread for the UID, feel free to make one!!
    Tennessee is not on the route to New Hampshire from Michigan.
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    Connie had spent 6 months on a sabbatical in England, just prior to her disappearance. Could she have returned? CAUTION MAY CONTAIN POST MORTEM PICTURE.

    http://www.missingpersons.police.uk/...20332/0xBF44F#
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Mom View Post
    Connie had spent 6 months on a sabbatical, just prior to her disappearance. Could she have returned? CAUTION MAY CONTAIN POST MORTEM PICTURE.

    http://www.missingpersons.police.uk/...20332/0xBF44F#
    The nose looks different to me, but the UK woman looks like she had hers broken so that could explain it. The fact that she was wearing men's clothing and Ms. Converse seemed to wear clothing that was more male styled in the pictures we had, make me think it's worth a close look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by necco View Post
    The nose looks different to me, but the UK woman looks like she had hers broken so that could explain it. The fact that she was wearing men's clothing and Ms. Converse seemed to wear clothing that was more male styled in the pictures we had, make me think it's worth a close look.
    The ear comparison was striking, but when I converted the Height 191 cms that is way to tall for Connie. 191 cms converts to 6'3", so unless that was entered wrong it would not have been Connie.

    Connie was so close to her family, I really feel something tragic happened in a short time period after her departure. Unless, and I have know reason to believe this, she dramatically changed her lifestyle and was just to ashamed to let them know.
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    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobe...howtopic=43947

    Several articles with photos. Lots of info is from family members.
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