Find Missing Mary Ann Verdecchia!

Find Missing Mary Ann Verdecchia!

Find missing Mary Ann Verdecchia!
She has been missing for 57 years
And for over half a century.
How has she remained missing for so long?
Mary Ann did not just vanish.
Something happened to her.
Because people don’t just vanish.

Find Missing Mary Ann Verdecchia!
Details

Find missing Mary Ann Verdecchia! Mary Ann Verdecchia has been missing since June 7, 1962. She is missing in Bloomfield, Pennsylvania. Mary Ann Verdecchia is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1951. At the time of her disappearance, Mary Ann was 10 years old. Her current age is 67 years old. Mary Ann Verdecchia is a Caucasian female. Her hair is black and her eyes are brown. She is described as 4’10” and 60 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Mary Ann has a scar in the center of her forehead. When she was last seen, Mary Ann was wearing a white blouse, red shorts and white sneakers.

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Circumstances

Mary Ann Verdecchia was last seen on June 7, 1962. She was last seen in Bloomfield, Pennsylvania. She is missing from a suburb of Pittsburgh. She attended a half-day of classes at Immaculate Conception School. Then she went home and changed out of her uniform and into street clothes. At 12:30 P.M. she went to Martinique Apartments. It was on Baum Boulevard in Bloomfield. She went to run errands for a woman who lived there. The woman sent Mary Ann to the store. She was last seen re-entering the apartment complex at 2:45 P.M. Mary Ann has never been heard from again. She was missed at 6:00 p.m. and her disappearance was reported to the police at 10:30 p.m. after her relatives had searched for her with no result.

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A Suspect?

A few days after Mary Ann Verdecchia’s disappearance, a piece of jewelry was found. It was believed to have belonged to her. It was found at the entrance to the Highland Park Zoo. But a massive search turned up no other sign of her. Authorities are uncertain if the jewelry is connected to her disappearance; she could have lost it before she vanished. In 1991, a man came forward and said that in 1962 he witnessed a Presbyterian minister molest and murder a young girl in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The witness was nine years old at the time. Mary Ann was the only girl reported missing in the area at that time. The witness’s account was never confirmed. And the minister, who maintains his innocence, has not been charged in connection with her case.

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Recent Developments

Mary Ann lived with her aunt and several cousins at the time of her disappearance. She had moved in with them after her own parents separated in 1957. Neither parent played a big part in Mary Ann’s life. At first investigators believed Mary Ann’s mother had taken her. But she was located and cleared as a suspect, as was her father. Mary Ann’s mother died in 1983 and her father and aunt are also deceased, But her half-brother is alive and works as a police officer in Chicago, Illinois. Marcella Krulce, a woman who also lived in Martinique Apartments, disappeared in 1959, three years before Mary Ann did. She was never found. There’s no indication the two cases are related, however.

Foul play is suspected in Mary Ann’s case. Her disappearance remains a mystery.

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Appeal

Mary Ann Verdecchia has been missing for over half a century. Hers is an extremely cold and old case. Mary Ann disappeared when this writer was only two years old. But behind even the coldest of cases are victims and missing people who have sipped through the cracks. They have been let down often because they were “born too soon” before advances in DNA, forensics, and technology. Many have been let down over lack of publicity, resources, or incompetence. Mary Ann was one of those who was simply born during “the dark ages” as far as missing persons awareness was concerned. But for the sake of those who may still be alive, new tips and leads are needed. For someone (s) knows something.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Mary Ann Verdecchia? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance? If you have any info, please contact the Pittsburgh Police Bureau 412-323-7800 or 9-1-1 or your local police.

NamUs Case Number: MP7036
Agency Case Number: 62-744

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