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    OR - Betty McCullough, 10, Silver Creek Falls, 21 June 1941

    This is kind of a sad case I just saw today. She has been missing for 66 years now. It's very puzzling as there seemed to be no clues as to what happened. Now it looks like a niece of hers and a reporter for a Salem, Oregon newspaper are searching to see if they can find out what happened.

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/a...betty_8206.php

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    Betty McCullough

    Sorry, I meant to put that she has been missing 65 years in the original thread.

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    Doe Network

    I had never heard about this case. Someone who still has access to the doe network as a member (I can't find my log in info since my move and they won't return my emails) should see if they can get this posted. If I recall right, a profile must be submitted by a family member or LE. If someone can verify that, I will contact the Salem-News and see if they can get the family to authorize the profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auggie21
    I had never heard about this case. Someone who still has access to the doe network as a member (I can't find my log in info since my move and they won't return my emails) should see if they can get this posted. If I recall right, a profile must be submitted by a family member or LE. If someone can verify that, I will contact the Salem-News and see if they can get the family to authorize the profile.
    Actually, it is on the Doe Network..it was just posted there August 3 under site updates. There wasn't a case number or anything like that for it so that's why I just posted the news article link. It's interesting though that other people supposedly disappeared from the same area. It's a very sad story, especially given little Betty's health problems and the fact that she couldn't speak or hear.

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    Any idea what disease she was diagnosed with?

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    I wonder if someone should leave a comment on the news article comment thingy to connect this thread to it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthrobones
    I wonder if someone should leave a comment on the news article comment thingy to connect this thread to it??
    That's a good idea. I left a comment the other day and didn't think of it. Maybe someone else could do it since I already left one. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykerladi
    Any idea what disease she was diagnosed with?
    I don't know bykerladi..it was pretty vague in the news article. I work as a medical transcriptionist and I've been trying to figure out what it might be but I don't have a clue. It may have been something kind of rare....it said she couldn't speak or hear either but I don't know if being deaf mute had something to do with the disease she had or if it was something else entirely.

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    My immediate thought was that she had some kind of genetic problem or rare syndrome of some sort. She had an unusual look that might lend credence to the syndrome thought.


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    She doesn't really look like a girl. Doesn't really have anything to do with anything, just something I noticed.

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    Is it possible that a "passing motorist" would have picked up the girl and taken her to the state hospital or assylum? If she couldn't speak, how would someone who found her know that she wasn't lost or abandoned?

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    At 10 years old, she could've communicated where she lived or something.


    I just wonder if whatever she was diagnosed with isn't really fatal, at least by today's medical standards...

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    I found a couple medical websites that said heart disease could accompany deaf-mutism but it wasn't all that common. Maybe she had some sort of heart disease too. The description of her illness in the article is just too vague to come up with a diagnosis. With not being able to hear or speak, sudden bouts of illness could be something like a seizure too maybe??

    I thought too that maybe what she had wasn't fatal but since she became ill suddenly at times and couldn't speak or hear it was probably said to be terminal because doctors didn't know for sure what it was.

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    I left a comment on the article's page. Someone has to approve it first.

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