IN IN - Margaret Ann Hayes, 22, Bloomington, 10 Mar 1977

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  1. Ros

    Ros Member

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    Margaret Ann Hayes was a student at Indiana University. She went out to buy cigarettes at a store four blocks from her home. She bought the cigarettes, but then she disappeared. Here's a link to the Charley project page for her:

    Now that there is another case in the same area (Lauren Spierer), I thought it would be appropriate to add Margaret's name to this forum.
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  3. JeannieC

    JeannieC New Member

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    Margaret Ann Hayes

    •Date Of Birth: December 30, 1954
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green eyes. Slender build. Margie is very nearsighted, and can wear her contacts for only a few hours at a time.
    120 lbs

    Nickname: Margie
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  4. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Margaret was last seen on March 10, 1977 leaving her Atwater Street rooming house where she lived about 11:00 PM.

    She took with her, her last semester student identification card for Indiana University, her contact lenses, and enough money to buy a pack of cigarettes.

    She left behind in her orderly apartment, all her clothes, her luggage, toilet articles, check books, $13 in cash, and her glasses.

    She walked about 4 blocks and bought the cigarettes at the former Caveat Emptor on Indiana Avenue. She was never seen again.

    "Margie" had come to Bloomington about four years earlier to attend Indiana University.

    She did not return to school after the fall term of 1976, and at the time of her disappearance she was working for a family as a cleaning girl three days a week. She had worked at this residence the same day of her disappearance.

    Margie last contacted her parents on February 20, 1977, and had visited them in January.
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  5. Odyssey

    Odyssey Verfied Insider Diane Genice Dye

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    Bumping for Margaret. Sad to see no press coverage.
  6. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Miami-Dade Jane Doe - 1979

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    Margaret “Margie” Ann Hayes


    Last Contact: Thursday, March 10th, 1977
    Missing From: Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

    Sex: Female
    Age: 22 Years Old
    DOB: 12/30/1954
    Height: 5’5” (65”)
    Weight: 120-130 lbs.
    Hair: Brown
    Eye Color: Green
    /Medical/Scars: Slender build, Nearsighted wore glasses and contact lenses
    Fingerprint Status
    : Not Available
    Dental Status: Available * It appears in the photo Margie may have had a slight overbite.
    DNA Status: Available

    Margaret was last seen leaving her 1st floor rooming house apartment at 730 Atwater Avenue @ 11:00 pm on the evening of March 10, 1977 she was walking to Caveat Emptor to purchase a pack of cigarettes 4 blocks away on Indiana Avenue. Margaret never returned.

    Margaret had been attending IU and decided not to re-enroll after the fall of 1976 until she decided on a major. She was employed as a housekeeper working 3 days a week to help with her expenses while in college. All of Margaret’s personal items were left behind; clothes, luggage, toiletries, checkbook, cash and eye glasses. n address book was located in her apartment Officer Webb contacted every person in the book however no one had seen nor heard from Margaret.

    Margaret’s family has described her as a quiet and studious person that was not the type that would get into a stranger’s car.

    At the time (1976-1977) Margaret was the 4th of 5 unsolved disappearances over a couple of years in the Bloomington area. In a 1990 interview with police officer Barbara Webb since deceased LE had no leads, no vehicle descriptions, no suspects it was as if Margaret vanished into thin air.

    In 2013 there was a possible break in the case and the dental records of Margaret were sent to Florida investigators for comparison with a UID, however it was confirmed not to be Margaret.

    Investigating Agencies:
    Bloomington Police Department
    2200 East 3rd Street
    Bloomington, IN 47401
    Tele: 812.349.3319 / 812.339.4477
    MP Case # 77-4789 / 040204-145
    Contact: Dt Sarah Carnes
    Web: Police Services | City of Bloomington, Indiana

    NCIC # M-012201243

    Information Sources:
    MP Case #7739: Missing Person Case
    Case Manager: Melissa Gregory
    Tele: 817.304.0893

    The Charley Project: Margaret Ann Hayes – The Charley Project

    The Doe Network 1445DFIN: The Doe Network: Case File 1445DFIN

    09/22/77 – The Indianapolis Star
    09/24/77 – The Indianapolis Star
    10/26/77 – National Road Traveler
    04/26/92 – Herald Times
    06/11/00 – Herald Times
    07/30/00 – The Indianapolis Star
    11/26/11 – Bloomingpedia - Margaret Ann Hayes - Bloomingpedia
    02/16/14 – Herald Times
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  7. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Margaret Ann Hayes
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    Hayes, circa 1977
    • Missing Since 03/10/1977
    • Missing From Bloomington, Indiana
    • Classification Endangered Missing
    • Sex Female
    • Race White
    • Date of Birth 12/30/1954 (64)
    • Age 22 years old
    • Height and Weight 5'5, 120 - 130 pounds
    • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Hayes's nickname is Margie. She is very near-sighted and wears contact lenses, but at the time of her disappearance she could only have them in her eyes for a few hours at a time.
    Details of Disappearance
    Hayes was last seen at 11:00 p.m. on March 10, 1977, when she left her home in the 700 block of Atwater Street in Bloomington, Indiana. She planned to purchase a pack of cigarettes and had the cash on her to do so. She never returned to her rooming house.

    Hayes left behind all her clothes, her luggage, her checkbook, and her Indiana University student identification card. Her apartment was in an orderly condition when she left it.

    It has been established that Hayes bought cigarettes at the Caveat Emptor store (now a Starbucks coffee shop) on Indiana Avenue, four blocks from her home, on the evening of her disappearance. She was never heard from again after that.

    Hayes had completed seven semesters at Indiana University at the time of her disappearance, majoring in social services. She was unsure as to whether she wanted to continue with that major and had taken a semester off to decide whether to complete her degree or start again with another major.

    She was working three days a week as a housekeeper to meet her expenses. Hayes's family in Fort Wayne, Indiana last saw her in January 1977, and she last spoke to them on the telephone on February 10.

    Investigators are not sure what happened to Hayes. Her loved ones describe her as a quiet person who would be unlikely to get into a stranger's car. Her case remains unsolved.


    Margaret Ann Hayes – The Charley Project
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  8. Coffee56

    Coffee56 Well-Known Member

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  9. SAMS

    SAMS TC Writer

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    Margaret was last seen leaving for cigs. By whom? Did she live alone? Relationship?
  10. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    Margaret has been missing for 43 years today.
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