WI WI - Ruth Egnoski, 18, Delavan, 1966

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  1. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Ruth Egnoski, 18, Missing since 1966 from Delavan, WI

    Ruth Egnoski
    Missing since 1966 from Delavan, Walworth County, Wisconsin
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Ruth Egnoski disappeared in 1966. Private investigators hired by the family said she took a bus from Delavan to Chicago, but they lost her trail there.

    Police found Egnoski's driver's license and Social Security card in the custodian's office of Wileman Elementary School in Delavan in 1973. Her father worked there as a custodian.

    In 2002, police dug a 12-foot-wide pit behind 1014 Center St., Delavan, the house Egnoski lived in since it was built in 1962. Her family sold the home in 1971. Police found a crawl space under the family room of the house but no evidence connected to Egnoski's disappearance.

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

    Delavan Police Department
    309-244-8226

    Source Information:
    The Week Extra
    The Doe Network: Case File 2645DFWI

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2645dfwi.html
     


  2. Wanting2Help

    Wanting2Help Well-Known Member

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    http://www.theweekextra.com/news/0807/081007missing.html

    (I wonder what, if anything was in the suitcases???)
     
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    I can't find a NamUs profile for her. Any idea what color her eyes are?
     
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    Does anyone know how tall Ruth Egnoski is?
     
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    I wish we knew more about Ruth...she's not in NAMUS, no information on height, weight...eye color. Might be helpful to know when she left or even if anyone knows or suspects why.
    Though Delaware is a long way from Wisconsin...it sounds like she made it at least as far as Chicago. In March of 1967, Delaware police discovered the body of a pregnant young woman dumped by the side of the road. Could she have run off because she was pregnant? Police don't think she died of foul play but rather some sort of illness or potentially even an infection from an abortion attempt...

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/7097
     
  8. Gloria787

    Gloria787 New Member

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    It seems to me her father was involved. Who takes a bus and leaves without their DL and SS card? Why would her father keep those items at his place of work and just leave them there? I wonder where they were found in the office...hidden? And the 2 suitcases found in the ceiling? Perhaps they were hidden there so it would infer she packed and left home? Also, that LE would dig at the family home years later is telling.
     
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    This is odd! My first instinct is that the father had something to do with it.

    Of course, it's possible he kept his daughter's DL and SSN at work because he felt they were more secure there. It's a possibility. But surely there are bank and home safety deposit boxes for these documents. Maybe she left everything behind because she wanted a new life?

    Do we know she was pregnant?
     
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    Vivette Active Member

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    Well, I'l bet the father did it then.
     
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    I think you hit the nail on the head.
     
  12. Pink Panther

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    The father may still be alive. I believe his name may be Robert G. The mother died in 2012. (Her name Nancy Ruth). If correct, Ruth was listed as a daughter that is still alive in her obituary.

    Based on another newspaper account I found that lists Ruth's aunt as "J Saucerman", I am quite sure that these are her parents. Two sisters Hesperus and Candie (Maggie) and a a brother also Robert are listed in her mother's obituary.
     
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    Me too! I think they look a lot alike. Huntington Beach Jane Doe is thought to be an Italian-American woman from New York but it's possible that a) Jane Doe made up that backstory to tell to bar patrons, so she wouldn't be found or b) the bar patron who identified her as having that backstory is confusing her with someone else (or possibly made it up).

    Ruth has no identifiers in the system though, so it would be tough to rule her out. :(

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    Sounds like the father had something to do with it, maybe with some hard pressing he will talk
     
  16. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Name: Ruth Egnoski
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: 1966
    Location Last Seen: Delavan, Walworth County, Wisconsin

    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: circa 1948
    Age: 18 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height: Unknown
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Unknown
    Fingerprints: Unknown
    DNA: Unknown

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Ruth Egnoski disappeared in 1966. Private investigators hired by the family said she took a bus from Delavan to Chicago, but they lost her trail there.

    In 1973, police found Egnoski's driver's license and Social Security card in the custodian's office of Wileman Elementary School in Delavan. Her father worked there as a custodian.

    In the mid-1980s, it is reported that two blue hard-sided suitcases were found by a school employee. The suitcases had been hidden above the suspended ceiling in the custodian's office.

    In 2002, police dug a 12-foot-wide pit behind 1014 Center St., Delavan, the house Egnoski lived in since it was built in 1962. Her family sold the home in 1971. Police found a crawl space under the family room of the house but no evidence connected to Egnoski's disappearance.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Delavan Police Department
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 309-244-8226
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: Unknown

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: Not listed

    Information Source(s)
    The Week Extra

    Admin Notes
    Added: 9/1/08; Last Updated: 1/3/16

    LINK:

    2645DFWI - Ruth Egnoski
     
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  17. Odyssey

    Odyssey Verfied Insider Diane Genice Dye

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    I haven't had a chance to try to dig any deeper yet, but someone made a findagrave profile for Robert G. Egnoski. The date of death says "unknown" but there is burial info.

    Not quite sure what that means. Perhaps he is alive and his name was also on his wife's grave?

    Robert G Egnoski (1925-Unknown) - Find A Grave...
     
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  18. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Ruth Muriel Egnoski
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    Egnoski, circa 1966

    • Missing Since 08/01/1964 (or 1966?)
    • Missing From Delavan, Wisconsin
    • ClassificationEndangered Missing
    • SexFemale
    • RaceWhite
    • Age18 years old
    • Height and Weight Unknown
    • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair.
    Details of Disappearance
    The date Egnoski was last seen is uncertain; it may have been anytime between August 1964 and sometime in 1966. Her disappearance was reported to police, but they didn't investigate it at that time. Egnoski's family hired private investigators who said she'd taken a bus to Chicago, Illinois, but there was no sign of her after that. She has never been heard from again.

    In 1973, Egnoski's driver's license and Social Security card were found in the custodian's office of Wileman Elementary School in Delavan. Egnoski's father had been employed with the school as a custodian.

    In 2002, police investigating Egnoski's case dug at the house in the 1000 block of Center Street where she'd lived in 1966. Her family sold the home in 1971. Investigators found a crawl space under the house, but it was empty. No evidence was located during the search.

    Egnoski's case remains unsolved and the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.
    Investigating Agency
    • Delavan Police Department 309-244-8226
    Source Information
     
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    Please review and let me know your thoughts:

    Skeletal remains found April 3 1976: 43 miles from Ruth Egnoski home town, in a cemetery as though someone who cared about her wanted her to be in a final resting place (Her Father?)
    estimated post mortem interval: 1966-1971
    Age 20-50 (likely less than 40) previously cross compared to a missing 16 year old so they clearly think she is younger
     
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  20. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Here is a news clipping about a search related to Ruth Egnoski's 1966 disappearance. Not sure when the news report was made or the specific place where the search took place.

    Click on the image to enlarge.
     
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