From The Charley Project: Mary Margaret Cook Missing Since: November 14, 1970 from Highland City, Florida Classification: Endangered Missing Age: 25 years old Distinguishing Characteristics: Mary may wear eyeglasses. Mary was last seen on November 14, 1970. She reportedly left her home in Highland City, Florida to go on a shopping trip at the J. M. Fields store in Lakeland, Florida and never returned. Her white 1959 Cadillac was found abandoned in the store's parking lot the following day. Mary's wallet was inside the car, but $200 which she had been carrying when she disappeared was missing. Investigators view Mary's husband, Leathern "Earl" Cook, as the prime suspect in her disappearance. He was interviewed extensively and in 2003, the police dug up the garage floor of the house they lived in in 1970, suspecting Mary's body might be buried there. They found no evidence and Leathern has not been charged. He has since remarried and moved away from the residence he shared with Mary. He maintains his innocence in her case. Some have suggested that Mary's disappearance is related to the disappearance of Peggy Byars-Baisden, who vanished from Highland City in April 1965. Both Cook and Byars-Baisden are the mothers of two children each, both were in their twenties, and they resided on the same street. However, investigators do not think the two women knew each other and have not been able to link their disappearances. Foul play is suspected in Mary's case but little evidence is available in her disappearance.