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  1. #1
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    Aug 2010

    UK - Ellen 'Evelyn' Ruffle, 34, Motherwell, Scotland, 1969

    Police search garden for missing mother.

    Thirty-four-year-old Ellen Elizabeth Ruffle, a teacher, disappeared in 1969 and hasn't been seen since.

    The mother of two had just visited her mother's house in Motherwell before she went missing.

    Police are now examining the garden of a property in Annan Glade, Motherwell, which Ms Ruffle shared with her husband and two children before her disappearance. When she went missing, her children were aged four and 18 months.

    Ms Ruffle was known to friends as Evelyn. She was born in Motherwell and, having trained in teaching at Craiglockhart College in Edinburgh, took up a number of teaching posts in Singapore, Bournemouth and schools in North Lanarkshire. When she went missing, she had been working at Cathedral Primary School in North Lanarkshire.


    Superintendent Andy McKay from Strathclyde Police said: "It is now over 40 years since Elizabeth went missing and I urge anyone with information, no matter how small, to come forward and hopefully we can provide some resolution to her family. I have no doubt that someone has information which can help us to find out what happened to Elizabeth.


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    May 2011
    Wasn't there a serial killer in Scotland or Northern England in the 1960s-1970s? I thought I had seen something about a serial killer in the UK during this time period.
    Do you have language questions or letters/documents that you'd like to have examined in order to determine the language background of the writer? I can help!

  3. #3
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    Aug 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by marie-chantal View Post
    Wasn't there a serial killer in Scotland or Northern England in the 1960s-1970s? I thought I had seen something about a serial killer in the UK during this time period.
    We had the 'Bible John' murders in Glasgow- unsolved (Peter Tobin is a good candidate for these)

    Robert Black - child killer - caught
    Peter Tobin - still looking for more victims- caught
    Hindley/ Brady - caught
    Peter Sutcliffe - Caught

    Funily enough the above had Scottish connections.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2010
    Search for woman who went missing 43 years ago widened after police draw blank in garden


    Edited to add further reading

    Husband: I've nothing to hide
    Mrs Ruffle's husband, Norman, 71, blamed his son Graham, now 44, for pushing for a new investigation and refusing to let the matter lie.


  5. #5
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    Oct 2009
    Bumping and wondering if there was any chance that Mrs Ruffle somehow ended up in the US?
    May 2016
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