CANADA Canada - Mary Frances Gregory, 19, Parry Sound ON, 18 Feb 1978

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  1. Woodland

    Woodland Well-Known Member

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    There is a Can $50,0000.00 reward for information regarding the disappearance or death of Mary Frances Gregory, age 19, last seen in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada on 18 February 1978.

    Mary Frances Gregory left Parry Sound, Ontario on 18 February 1978 by car for a vacation in Palo Alto, California with a male companion. She never arrived.

    The male companion stated he left Mary Gregory at a bus station in Las Vegas, Nevada about 10 days after leaving Ontario. The driver stated they traveled through the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Utah and Arizona before arriving in Nevada.

    The route indicates a border crossing at Niagara Falls if the driver is correct in his information. Windsor, Ontario into Detroit, Michigan would be an alternative as well as Sarnia, Ontario into Port Huron, Michigan.

    Have asked the detective currently in charge for more information regarding the route taken (as given to them by the driver) but my request was denied. The detective does look forward to any tips to follow up on.

    Link to OPP Reward 05-18

    http://www.opp.ca/ecms/files/250382795.2.pdf

    Link to OPP Missing Persons Website, case no 20060173OPP

    http://www.missing-u.ca/MPDetail.aspx?PersonID=274

    Link to The Charley Project

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/gregory_mary.html

    If someone is able to post Mary Gregory's picture for all to see it would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Woodland

    Woodland Well-Known Member

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    White Female, Fair Complexion

    DOB 27 May 1958 - Age 19 in 1978

    Height 5' 3"

    Weight 110 lbs - Medium Build

    Hair - Blond

    Eyes - Hazel
     
  4. RubyRed

    RubyRed "Keep on Truckin"

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    airplanelamp New Member

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    Hmmm. Many questions here.

    Why did the male companion drop her at a bus station in LV?
    Was there a reason for her to return prior to arriving in CA?
    Is there any corroboration of the journey at all? Any places along the route that we KNOW they got to safely?

    Otherwise.....its kinda possible that she is anywhere......probably lots of UIDs that could be her.....
     
  6. Woodland

    Woodland Well-Known Member

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    Agreed airplanelamp - might explain the size of the reward.

    Will ask about known destinations reached in the US.
     
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    airplanelamp New Member

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  8. RubyRed

    RubyRed "Keep on Truckin"

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    A couple observations.

    The border would know exactly where they crossed at, so I would say they did start off in NY. but after Illinois they either went into Iowa and Nebraska then Colorado or into Missouri then Kansas and into CO. And from Ohio to Illinois I would say at least part of Indiana.

    I am not sure why they will not say exact route, but as another poster said she could be anywhere. If she did make it to Vegas, that opens up even more scary possibilities.

    So little info is known. What prompted a so called friend to dump her supposedly in Vegas. I believe we are missing to many pieces to this story.
     
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    deca New Member

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    And is the family saying possible memory loss because the friend told them that, or as an explanation as to why she did not return right away?
     
  10. Woodland

    Woodland Well-Known Member

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    After 35 years, it seems releasing a little more info will only help the case. LE does it a little different north of the 49th parallel.

    Whatever, if she is found between LV and Buffalo the companion has problems - if he's still alive.
     
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    RubyRed "Keep on Truckin"

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    and if they believe that why is there no age progression photo? Or is there one and I just can't find it?

    If there is the possibility she is out there with a memory loss, then she wouldn't know who she is.
     
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    RubyRed "Keep on Truckin"

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    Over the span of 43 years, nine people have gone missing from West Parry Sound. One woman, Mary Frances Gregory was reported missing in 1978 when she didn’t arrive in her planned destination, Palo Alto California, after leaving Parry Sound.

    http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news/news/article/1028296


    Just found this article, geez most are drownings, with the few exceptions, Diane Prevost, in 1966 presumed kidnapped.
     
  13. Woodland

    Woodland Well-Known Member

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    It wouldn't take 10 days to get from Parry Sound, Ontario to Las Vegas, Nevada, as the companion said. He is indicating they were taking their time - that's a lot of hotel/motel rooms before her vacation started. If one were to believe him.

    Could Mary have rejected his advances somewhere along the way and he snapped?
     
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  15. Dogface

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    Has she ever been looked at as a possibility for buckskin girl?
     
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    Buckskin Girl died in 1981, and she was found within 36 to 55 hours after her death. What could Mary Frances Gregory have been doing for approx. 3 yrs?
     
  17. Dogface

    Dogface Active Member

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    Literally anything. If she was left in Vegas like claimed she could have met someone, tried to work her way back to her home. Who knows. I don't think she particularly favors her, but, a rule out is always nice to have.
     
  18. Bit of hope

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    I'm glad to see at least somebody cares. What is it with Canadian missing cases? After all this years there is still one (bad) picture available.
     

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