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    MI - Grand Rapids - LIVING Female "Mary", 40-50, May 2006

    http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/in...460.xml&coll=6

    GRAND RAPIDS -- A woman stricken with severe memory loss and calling herself "Mary" is hospitalized at Saint Mary's Health Care, and police need assistance in determining her identity, Grand Rapids Lt. Ralph Mason said. The woman, who is black, between the ages of 40 and 50, and has short hair, told authorities she believes she is single and lives alone. She was wearing a white dress and a necklace with a black and orange medallion with the initials RB on the back and a crest with the letters MH when she came to the hospital Tuesday. The woman told police she may be a member of a Pentecostal church and had worked with computers. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 616-456-3400.

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    Considering this woman doesn't remember much about herself and what she does recall might not be accurate, it would be wise to post a picture of her. People reading the article might know her but have no clue because they can't see her! Does anyone else think this is silly? I assume they have no missing persons reports that match her description. Surely someone somewhere has noticed she's missing?

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    How did she get to the hospital? Drive? Walk? If she drove, they can look up the license plate, right? And if she walked, she either lives nearby, took public transportation, or her abandoned car should be within walking distance. Seems like she should be local in order for her to find the hospital without calling 911 for an ambulance.Wonder what's caused her "Severe memory loss"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykerladi
    How did she get to the hospital? Drive? Walk? If she drove, they can look up the license plate, right? And if she walked, she either lives nearby, took public transportation, or her abandoned car should be within walking distance. Seems like she should be local in order for her to find the hospital without calling 911 for an ambulance.Wonder what's caused her "Severe memory loss"...
    I found this additional information at http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/grm...?storyid=54760

    "It is believed that 'Mary' walked a short distance to the downtown hospital campus."

    I haven't yet been able to find a picture of her.

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    The necklace she was wearing should be a HUGE clue for them. It sounds like it's a senior key, you know the kind of thing you get when you graduate. It had MH on the front which I believe to be Muskegon Heights, an area not far from Grand Rapids, maybe 45 minutes at most. I believe their mascot is the Tiger and it would make sense for their school colors to be black and orange. We used to play MH in high school sports and I think they were the same colors as us, black and orange. It would be easy to look through school records to find someone in the class of 1976 with the initials that were on the necklace. If she is 40-50 years old this necklace could certainly belong to her or a high school sweetheart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcinea
    The necklace she was wearing should be a HUGE clue for them. It sounds like it's a senior key, you know the kind of thing you get when you graduate. It had MH on the front which I believe to be Muskegon Heights, an area not far from Grand Rapids, maybe 45 minutes at most. I believe their mascot is the Tiger and it would make sense for their school colors to be black and orange. We used to play MH in high school sports and I think they were the same colors as us, black and orange. It would be easy to look through school records to find someone in the class of 1976 with the initials that were on the necklace. If she is 40-50 years old this necklace could certainly belong to her or a high school sweetheart.


    You are right on the ball dulcinea. I hope LE is able to figure that out It doesn't seem that she would be that hard to track if they come to the same conclusion that you did. Did you email that LE office with that info?

    Amazing that they expect the public's help but neglect to show her picture. This happens quite often. It really amazes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbisangel
    Amazing that they expect the public's help but neglect to show her picture. This happens quite often. It really amazes me.
    It's entirely possible that they showed her picture on the tv news and in the newspaper but the pic wasn't on the tv stations' and newspapers' websites.

    Hoppy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcinea
    The necklace she was wearing should be a HUGE clue for them. It sounds like it's a senior key, you know the kind of thing you get when you graduate. It had MH on the front which I believe to be Muskegon Heights, an area not far from Grand Rapids, maybe 45 minutes at most. I believe their mascot is the Tiger and it would make sense for their school colors to be black and orange. We used to play MH in high school sports and I think they were the same colors as us, black and orange. It would be easy to look through school records to find someone in the class of 1976 with the initials that were on the necklace. If she is 40-50 years old this necklace could certainly belong to her or a high school sweetheart.
    Did you email this info to the GRPD?

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    No, I didn't email them. I guess I just figured that it would be the first thing they would think of since it jumped right out at me and I'm not a detective (though I would love to be one!). If anyone has an email address for them I'll pass it along. I also wondered if they HAD checked this out but it became a dead end for them and they were hoping someone would recognize the necklace.

    Hoppyfrog, are you from MI, too? It seems to me like you posted on other MI cases. This one jumped at me 'cause I grew up on Lake Michigan about an hour and twenty minutes away. I also lived in Lansing for 5 years. I now live on the Pacific Coast of the US but I am very familiar with the GR area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcinea
    No, I didn't email them. I guess I just figured that it would be the first thing they would think of since it jumped right out at me and I'm not a detective (though I would love to be one!). If anyone has an email address for them I'll pass it along. I also wondered if they HAD checked this out but it became a dead end for them and they were hoping someone would recognize the necklace.

    Hoppyfrog, are you from MI, too? It seems to me like you posted on other MI cases. This one jumped at me 'cause I grew up on Lake Michigan about an hour and twenty minutes away. I also lived in Lansing for 5 years. I now live on the Pacific Coast of the US but I am very familiar with the GR area.
    Yes, I was born and raised in GR. Moved away to a new state last summer after 40+ years there. I still read the GR Press online everyday and check WOOD-TV online daily.

    The email for the police chief in GR is harry.dolan@ci.grand-rapids.mi.us

    Or, check out the email address on this web page: http://www.ci.grand-rapids.mi.us/index.pl?page_id=686

    Remember that something might seem obvious to you but completely be lost on someone else, even LE.

    Hoppy


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    Hoppyfrog, I just emailed Harry Dolan. Thanks for the address my fellow Michigander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcinea
    Hoppyfrog, I just emailed Harry Dolan. Thanks for the address my fellow Michigander.
    Bless you!

    Hoppy

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    Hoppy,

    I'll let you know if I get any response from him. Since I'm now on the west coast, it was a little late MI time when I sent the email. He was probably gone for the day when I sent it out.

    dulcinea

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcinea
    Hoppy,

    I'll let you know if I get any response from him. Since I'm now on the west coast, it was a little late MI time when I sent the email. He was probably gone for the day when I sent it out.

    dulcinea
    I am SO glad you sent the email and are willing to help. I've been checking for updates at the GR Press, WOOD and WZZM websites but haven't found any.

    Again, bless you for getting involved!

    Hoppy

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    I received an email from the Chief's administrative secretary telling me she forwarded my email to the person in charge of the investigation. The Chief is out of the office for the week. I had kind of expected this woman to be identified already. Surely someone somewhere has noticed she's missing? At least in this case she is safe. She is not a missing person, but a "lost" one. It must be frustrating and scary for her.

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