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    WV - Annita Price, 27, Moundsville, 30 May 1974

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/price_annita.html

    Vital Statistics at time of disappearance:

    Missing Since: May 30, 1974 from Moundsville, West Virginia
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: March 1947
    Age: 27 years old
    Height and Weight: 6'0, 155 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Price's middle name may be given as "Marie." She has scars on her torso and left arm from severe burns she sustained in childhood.

    Details of Disappearance:

    Price was last seen at approximately 8:45 p.m. on May 30, 1974, when she left for her place of employment, the Flamingo Club in Benwood, West Virginia. She never arrived at work and has never been heard from again. Her vehicle was later found along State Route 2 at 12th Street in McMechan, West Virginia, just north of Moundsville, West Virginia. Foul play is suspected in Price's disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

    Investigating agency:

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    West Virginia State Police
    Moundsville Station
    304-329-1101



    Additional info on her MySpace page:

    http://www.myspace.com/annitaprice

    Annita Maria Price
    DOB: March 20,1947
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Height 6'0 (well proportioned)
    Weight: 155 lbs

    Annita was last seen on May 30, 1974 at approximately 8:45 p.m.
    She was supposed to be on her way to work at the Flamingo Club in Benwood, West Virginia.

    The vehicle she was driving belonged to her boyfriend, and was described as a early 1970's AMC Sportabout (a four door Gremlin) green in color.

    The vehicle was discovered the next morning sitting along West Virginia Route 2 which is the major north south route along the Ohio River between Moundsville and Wheeling, West Virginia.

    She never arrived at work.

    Annita was reported to have been wearing yellow shorts and a blue top.

    Annita had severe burns to her left arm and torso from a childhood accident that may be apparent in her bone structure since this occurred when she was about 9 years old.

    Annita had been going through a messy divorce and there was a custody battle for her two children. DNA from the victim's children have been entered into the Relatives section of the National Missing Persons Database which is also associated with CODIS.

    She was born Annita Maria Musto in New Jersey, lived there for a short time until her father died when she was four. The family moved back to West Virginia where her mother married another man.

    Unsure about dental work, tried to locate that at one point, we identified her dentist, but he is dead and the records could not be found.

    It is believed that Annita met with Foul Play.

    Any Information on this case. Please contact:
    West Virginia State Police, Moundsville
    Sgt. Danny Swiger
    304-329-1101



    Last edited by Kimster; 05-13-2012 at 05:36 PM. Reason: featured cold case from 5/13/12 to 5/20/12

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    This case will be featured on the August 7th episode of the Missing Pieces radio show:

    http://www.missingpieces.info/

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    Sounds a lot like the Margie Dodd case in Beckley WV in September 1977. Ms. Dodd left the Cardinal State Bank, and stopped in Beaver, WV where she was abducted (witnessed). Her car was left at the scene. Although, searches were made for months, Ms. Dodd was never found.

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    There are lots of places up there to stash a body. I have family in that area and visiting creeps me out because I always wonder if I were to go missing would they ever be able to find me??????

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    This case was discussed on the August 7th episode of Missing Pieces. You can read the transcript here:
    http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.c...50Archive.html
    (Annita's case is toward the bottom)

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    A few snippets from the above Missing Pieces link:

    she was going through a pretty messy divorce with her husband
    she had 2 young children
    she wasn't the type that would have up and left her children
    they checked out the husband, he's been very cooperative, and there's no evidence of his involvement in her disappearance


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    Family, Police Won't Give Up on Mom Missing for 36 Years

    Annita Maria Price disappeared from Moundsville, W.Va., on a spring evening back in 1974. Thirty-six years later, her family clings to hope that she is alive, and police keep trying to find clues.

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    "I miss her and I want answers," Layne said. "She has nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild that she never got to see. Someone knows something."

    More: http://www.sphere.com/crime/article/...years/19326710

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    Possible matches???

    I have some free time on my hands, so thought I would check for possible matches to Annita Price, I found these- opinions?

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8359

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/1589 (in my opinion, reconstruction doesn't resemble her, but included anyways)

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4804 (including because of multiple abdominal stria- could be burn scars?)

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2128 (the age and clothes are off, but, the height and weight are exact match to description, and sketch resembles Annita's photos somewhat)

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    http://www.aolnews.com/2010/01/22/fa...-for-36-years/

    "I was too young to do anything as a child, and as an adult I keep running into brick walls," Price's daughter, Madonna Layne, said in an interview with Sphere.com. "I have tried to get interest and information circulating in the media, but most agencies are not interested because the case is so old.


    "To spark this case forward, we would need a tip to locate her body."
    Police thought they had received that tip in February 2004, when they received information suggesting Price might have been buried at a location south of Moundsville. "Multiple searches were conducted, but we never found her body there," Swiger said.

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    http://projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=5832.0 She was 6' tall. Maybe an experienced sleuther recalls a 6' unidentified female found in the WV, PA, OH area?


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    Annita is our featured cold case from 5/13 to 5/20/12

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    "We excavated in an area south of Moundsville," he said. "The tip indicated the body was buried under power lines running parallel to W.Va. 2 - but we found nothing."

    http://www.theintelligencer.net/page...id/524564.html

    I keep wondering just how well this area was searched.

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    http://www.yourohiovalley.com/clip/1...e-42-years-ago

    Daughter Searches for Answers to Her Mother's Disappearance 42 Years Ago
    Media thread for Abby and Libby.


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    Cracking a cold case: Family fights to find missing mother

    http://www.nbc12.com/story/31604358/...missing-mother

    Her case quickly stalled out, filed away for nearly 30 years until a cold case team was created. Ten years ago, that team brought cadaver dogs to an area based off a tip from an informant.

    According to Annita's daughter, Madonna Layne, that tip led investigators to a site where her dad used to work. He would have been installing power poles, with access to equipment capable of digging ten feet into the ground.
    Last fall, the family used private resources to search again. Again, cadaver dogs alerted of human remains. Layne said they came almost exactly in the same spot as ten years before. The family then brought in ground-penetrating radar and believes there's a disturbance in the ground which could be their mother's grave.

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    42 Year Cold Case Heating Back Up

    http://www.wvalways.com/story/327569...eating-back-up

    42 years later, the family is back in Marshall County conducting a search where they believe Annita's body may be buried, near the Gypsum Plant.

    "We've had dogs in the area, human remain dogs, run several times," Layne said. "Yesterday would have been I think the third or fourth time that we've had dogs run. Dogs keep alerting to something in this one particular area in front of the plant that we're looking at. We really feel like it's necessary to dig. Something is there."
    "We just want to find our mom. It's been 42 years, and we want to be able to put her to rest properly, and we just want answers," Layne said.

    She said if the dig does not result in the discovery of her mother's remains, investigators will at least know they can turn their attention elsewhere, and help the family find some closure four decades past due.



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