Find Missing Frances Blanche Groves!

Find Missing Frances Blanche Groves!

Find missing Frances Blanche Groves!
It was back in a time before many of us were born.
Sixty-three years ago
She and her husband went to a picnic together.
He returned without her.
She was never seen or heard from again.
What happened to Frances Blanche Groves?

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Details

Find Missing Frances Blanche Groves!

Missing Since
01/01/1955
Missing From
Palm Springs, California
Classification
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
04/20/1915 (103 current age)
Age when last seen
39 – 40 years old
Height and Weight when she was last seen
5’2 – 5’7, 125 – 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics
Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Groves’s nickname is Fanny. Her maiden name is Hayes. Her ears are pierced.

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Circumstances

Frances Blanche Groves married in 1929. This was when she was just fourteen years old. She and her husband had seven children and lived in Colorado. In 1950, Groves’s husband accidentally shot and killed their only son. Afterwards, the couple separated and Frances moved to another house in Pueblo, Colorado.

Groves met James Franklin Phye. She met him while she was working at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot. And they began dating. They moved to Missouri, and then to Palm Springs, California. In Palm Springs, Phye and Groves both got jobs working in the household of a wealthy family named Brooks.

Phye was divorced and had three children. Groves claimed they were married. But her family was later unable to find a marriage certificate. There was a history of domestic violence in their relationship.

Sometime in 1955, Phye and Groves went out for a picnic and he returned without her. She has never been heard from again. She left a six-figure sum in cash behind in a safe deposit box.

Phye committed suicide in 1996. He left a note, but its contents haven’t been released. It’s unclear whether he was involved in Groves’s disappearance; her case remains unsolved. Little information is available about her disappearance.

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Appeal

Frances Blanche Groves has been missing for 63 years. James Franklin Phye, the one person who may have had critical information in her case, may have taken this information with him when he ended his life. It may be possible to still get at this information. Her children and his children need answers! Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Frances Blanche Groves? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts and movements of James Franklin Phye around the January 1, 1955 disappearance of Groves? Do you have any information concerning anyone else who may be involved in the disappearance of Groves?

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Contact Information

If you think you know the whereabouts of Frances Blanche Groves, BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION, please contact the
Palm Springs Police Department at: (760) 323-8116. You may contact your local law enforcement agency. You may contact the California Department of Justice at 1-800-222-FIND (24 hour nationwide toll-free Hotline). You may contact: (916) 210-3119. You may email the Office at missing.persons@doj.ca.gov. Or you can leave your tip online: Click here to leave your tip online.

Agency Case Number: 1210P2808
NamUs Case Number: MP17377

This is a fairly detailed Find A Grave profile for Frances Blanche Groves. Click here to learn more.
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Frances Blanche Groves has a California Attorney General’s Office profile. Click here to view it.
Frances Blanche Groves has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Frances Blanche has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
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Frances Blanche Groves has a TrackMissing profile. The above images are courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
The above information is found on Frances Blanche Groves’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

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