Find Missing Mary Margaret Begay!

Find Missing Mary Margaret Begay!

Find missing Mary Margaret Begay!
All the way back then
She left to show up for work.
But she never made it there.
She got into a vehicle
With unidentified males.
It has been 61 years
Since those in her life last saw her.
It has been 61 years
Since those in her life last heard from her.
After over six decades
What happened to Mary Margaret Begay?

Find Missing Mary Margaret Begay!

Find Missing Mary Margaret Begay!

Missing Person: Mary Margaret Begay
Missing Since
Missing From
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Age when last seen:
20 years old
Approximate current age:
81 years old
Height and Weight
Clothing/Jewelry Description
A white sweater and pedal pusher pants.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Native American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Begay is a member of the Navajo tribe.

Find Missing Mary Margaret Begay!

Find Missing Mary Margaret Begay!

Mary Margaret Begay was last seen at Grand Canyon National Park sometime in August 1957. She’d left her home in Leupp, Arizona to go work at the park.

On the day of her disappearance, Begay and three friends left their employee housing. And they went to the no-longer-extant Grand Canyon Inn to have some drinks. She was last seen getting into a vehicle with two unidentified Hopi Indian men. She has never been heard from again.

When Begay didn’t return to work, the park authorities fired her. And they boxed up her belongings. Her family realized she was missing when they came to visit and she was gone. They reported her disappearance to the Navajo Nation authorities. However, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office’s didn’t learn about it for another year.

One of Begay’s friends at the park thought she might have walked out of her life. The friend thought she didn’t want her family to know where she was. But the police thought this was unlikely. Begay was in regular touch with her family while she was working at the park, and had no reason to run away.

The circumstances of Begay’s disappearance are unclear. There has been no sign of her since 1957.

Find Missing Mary Margaret Begay!

This is an especially tragic case. Mary Margaret Begay has been missing for 61 years. This is longer than many of us have been alive. Begay went missing long before any technology, DNA testing, or missing persons awareness. And the original author for her does not classify Begay is an endangered missing person? Begay got into a vehicle with unidentified males and vanished. That alone should qualify her as being treated as endangered. What happened to Begay after she got into that vehicle with those unknown men? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Mary Margaret Begay? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance?

If you have any information, please contact the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office-Cold Case Unit: (Arizona) 1-928-226-5033 or 1-928-774-4523. You may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NamUs Case Number: MP39937
Agency Case Number: GCNP#97025-33

Mary Margaret Begay has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
This is a 2014 article about Mary Margaret Begay. Click here to learn more.
This is a Websleuths page for Mary Margarey Begay. Click here to learn more.
JUSTICE FOR NATIVE WOMEN has a blog post for Mary Margaret Begay. Click here to learn more.
COUNT EVERY MYSTERY has a blog post for Mary Margaret Begay. Click here to learn more.
The above information is found on Mary Margaret Begay’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
The above second image is courtesy of the MISSINGFLOWERS: MISSING MURDERED INDIGENOUS MEN AND WOMEN via their Facebook page.
The above top image is courtesy of Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates.


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