ID ID - Dorothy Louise Wright-Weiler, 22, Lewiston, June 16, 1947

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  1. Murkywaters

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    DOROTHY LOUISE WRIGHT WEILER
    LAST DATE OF CONTACT : 1/1/47


    DOB : 1/26/25 HEIGHT : 5'06"
    GENDER : FEMALE WEIGHT : 120 lbs
    HAIR COLOR : BLONDE EYE COLOR : BLUE
    RACE : WHITE

    CASE INFORMATION :
    IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PERSON PLEASE CONTACT :

    LEWISTON PD @ (208)746-0171


    IDAHO MISSING PERSONS CLEARINGHOUSE - DOROTHY WRIGHT WEILER
     
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    A probable suicide. At findagrave.com there is the folowingbio;

    Missing

    Mrs. Dorothy Weiler, 22, daughter of Mrs. Pearl Wright, Adams block, has been missing since June 16 when she broke away from her mother near the Manhattan Cafe with the declaration she intended to jump in the river.

    She was divorced four months ago from George Weiler, residing in New York, and was awarded custody of their infant sons, 2 and 1. She had been residing with her grandmother, Mrs. H.S. Wright, 1212 Idaho St.

    The missing woman is a medium blonde, 5 ft. 1 in. tall and weighs 118. When last seen she was wearing Levis, a red checked jacket, white sports shirt, bobby sox and white mocassins and her hair was down in curls.

    The mother said Mrs. Weiler had pawned her wedding ring and had only a small amount of change in her pocket when she disappeared, running toward the Snake River.

    Mrs Dorothy Weiler (1925-1947) - Find A Grave...
     
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    I wonder what her sons were told. Do they believe she was/is missing? Did they dredge the river for her body?
     
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    They did a follow up at the 2 year mark.

    Missing Housewife Still A Mystery

    Two years ago yesterday, Mrs. Dorothy Weiler, young Lewiston housewife, disappeared. Today her disappearance is still cloaked in mystery and despite an intensive search by law enforcement officials no trace has been found of her.

    Mrs. Weiler broke away from her mother on June 16, 1947, while they were walking down Main Street. She ran toward the interstate bridge, after threatening to throw herself in the river.

    The case is still open on police books and officials indicated yesterday that the search, although slowed, was still on.

    Lewiston Tribune Friday, June 17, 1949 pg. 14
     
  6. Diane Redfern

    Diane Redfern Well-Known Member

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    It's weird because there's other version of this:
    "On June 16, 1947, Dorothy Louise Weiler left her home for a short bicycle ride and never returned. An intensive search by local and state agencies failed to find her. Her mother filed documents in February 1955 to have the missing woman declared legally dead to recover costs of payment on her life insurance policy". Unsolved murders are the scars of crime - InsuranceNewsNet
     
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    That’s interesting. Her bio is credited to Banting. It would be interesting to know who he interviewed. The article is dated 5/18/2014.

    “Many of the following accounts and photos were gathered by Lewiston historians Steven Branting and Ron Karlberg, historical archaeologist Priscilla Wegars of Moscow, the Nez Perce County and Asotin County historical societies, and the Lewiston Police Department.”
     
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