IA - Alice Vanalstine, 28, Polk County, 2 April 1976

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  1. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Alice Mae Vanalstine
    Missing since April 2, 1976 from Polk County, Iowa
    Classification: Involuntary

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: May 23, 1947
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 28 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 128 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Vanalstine was last seen in Polk County, Iowa on April 2, 1976.


    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Polk County Sheriff's Office
    319-589-4410

    Email: PolkCountySheriff@co.polk.ia.us


    Source Information:
    Iowa DPS Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    The Doe Network: Case File 1806DFIA

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1806dfia.html
     
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  3. meggilyweggily

    meggilyweggily New Member

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    Bump...

    missing 32 years today
     
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    bumping...

    missing 34 years now.
     
  7. Fukiyama

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    Somebody at that site sure doesn't like Steve King...

    If it was an assassination, why did she leave her car door open with the keys of the ignition. Those details make it look like whomever got her caught her while she was going to her car, but as noted, she didn't have a jacket or her purse. Was she trying to flee? If so, why would she abandon her children instead of calling the police? Was the door to her apartment closed and locked behind her?
     
  8. Richard

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    April 2nd will mark the 35 year anniversary of Alice's disappearance.
     
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    WholeLottaRosie Dancing on a moonbeam!

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    Saw this case on Iowa Cold Cases and clicked her picture because she looks strikingly similar to my grandmother when she was younger.

    I'm leaning towards the most obvious answer and that is, that her husband and the Minutemen had something to do with her disappearance. She seems to have known a lot about it and allowed them to store their illegal stuff on her property (according to her sworn statement), so when she didn't want to be apart of it anymore, they felt she knew too much. With the key in the ignition, I'm thinking the perpetrator in some way incapacitated her and wanted to make a getaway so they got her car keys but decided against it.

    Very interesting case.
     
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    I wonder if they took her away in the car and brought it back so they could drive the car they arrived in away? No need to remove the keys or close the door if that were the case?
     
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    I wonder if anyone has looked into the links between Steve King, the Iowa Congressman, and the Iowa Minutemen? Now that the organisation is 'in the open' he is a strong supporter, attending Minutemen events. It would be unusual if his sympathies suddenly emerged in his middle and old age. In 1976 he was 29; was he a minuteman at that time? Was he one of the leaders of the Iowa Minutemen in the 70s? From 1975 he owned a construction company. If he was working with the Minutemen at that time such a set up would have been very useful. He also came from an LE background, which could have been similarly useful.

    I do not know if King was active in the 70s but when I see a prominent individual with close ties to an organisation of interest and who is the right age and lived in the right place at the right time to be relevant to the matter of interest - then I say they are worth a closer look.
     

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