PA PA - Edward Fonder, 80, Bucks County, 25 Aug 1993

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 3736DMPA

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3736dmpa.html

    Edward F. Fonder, III
    Missing since August 25, 1993 from Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: July 13, 1913
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 80 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"; 160 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown, graying hair. No balding. A full beard.
    •Marks, Scars: Previous heart-valve operation.
    •Medical: Needs heart medication.



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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    On August 25, 1993 Edward Fonder, a retired machinist, disappeared August 25, 1993, from his family's 11-acre property at 3194 Winding Road, Springfield.
    The day he disappeared, his daughter woke about 07.00 to set the table for breakfast. Afterward, she went back to bed. From her room she heard her father walk down the hallway to the kitchen, open and shut the refrigerator, and then leave the house. She assumed that he was going to get the newspaper at the end of the driveway. She fell back to sleep, and when she awoke, her father was gone. She checked his bedroom and outside the house, then called police about 11.00.

    Search parties were formed, an infrared helicopter camera was used and scent-tracking dogs were brought in to try and find him. An extensive search around his Springfield Township home turned up nothing. A bloodhound tracked his scent from his front door to the road at the end of his driveway before it was lost.

    Other than the clothes he was wearing, his wallet, and the antique rosewood cane he used for walking, Fonder left behind all his belongings. His wallet was found by postal officials in Allentown nearly a year after he went missing.

    His children were interviewed by police as persons of interest, but they were never considered suspects. His adult daughter had moved in to care for him and his wife before her death.



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

    Springfield Township Police
    610-346-7600

    NCIC Number: M-669372714
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    ABC News
    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/fonder_edward.html

    He is not listed in NamUs at this time.

    Articles of interest:

    http://articles.mcall.com/1994-09-23/news/2985670_1_disappearance-police-helicopter-state-police
    September 23, 1994|by APRIL PETERSON, The Morning Call

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    http://lewistownsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/44219.html?isap=1&nav=5016&showlayout=0
    POSTED: April 2, 2008

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    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1225425974210560.xml&coll=3
    Friday, October 31, 2008
    Mary Jane found guilty of first degree murder of another woman.

    Edward has been missing 17 years. Come home soon.
     

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    An 80 year old man just doesn't disappear from the face of the earth. Ms Fonder probably had something to do with it.
     
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    Police hope remnants of Bucks County home, once owned by a murderer, holds clues about long-missing man

    Edward Fonder III walked out his front door and into history in August 1993. The home he left behind, built with his own hands, came down this month after weathering a tortured legacy as a place where dark thoughts form and violence takes root among a thick canopy of trees.
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    In 1993, Edward Fonder III disappeared from his home in rural Springfield Township, Bucks County. He hasn’t been found. Now, the infamous house where he resided is gone, thanks to neighbor John Brunner, who purchased the property and gave the cops free rein to look for any clues in the 25-year-old mystery.

    [...]

    The case was reopened in 2008, when prosecutors discovered that Fonder had never reported her father’s disappearance to federal authorities and had collected nearly $33,000 in payments from his pension. That issue was settled in U.S. District Court, but it was the least of Fonder’s worries at the time.
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    Mary Jane Fonder, center, was sentenced to life in prison in 2008 after being found guilty of killing fellow churchgoer Rhonda Smith.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/p...s-county-pennsylvania-20180518.html?mobi=true
     
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    Bucks DA employs ground-penetrating radar to investigate cold-case murder
    "SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) --
    Armed with ground-Penetrating radar, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub was on the rural property once owned by Edward Fonder, who went missing 25 years ago.

    The hope was that the radar might detect Fonder's remains somewhere beneath the foundation where the family home once stood.

    So far though, nothing has been found."
     
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    Convicted Church Killer Dies, Search for Father Continues
     
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    It doesn’t sound like Mary Jane ever admitted to anything concerning her father’s disappearance. I wonder where her brother is.
     
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