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Name: Beata Cecylia Radke
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 14, 1975
Location Last Seen: Poznan, Poland
Date of Birth: August 26, 1965
Age: 9 years old
Height: 130 cm (4'3")
Hair Color: Dark blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has wavy hair, a slim build, and a dark complexion.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Clothing: Brown coat with light brown fur on the collar and sleeves; blue wool beret with a pompon; navy turtleneck blouse; sleeveless reddish-pink dress; long-sleeved dark blue sweater; red elastic tights; black-and-white checkered trousers.
Additional Personal Items: Red shoes; a shopping bag.
Beata was last seen in Poznan, Poland on April 14, 1975. At 9 a.m., Beata left her family's apartment on Plomienna Street alone to attend a religion class on Piekna Street, just a few hundred meters away. She never arrived, nor did she go to school at 10:20 a.m. as planned. It was thought that she may have gone to the family's property in Baranowo, a short distance from Poznan, as her beloved dog was found there. On April 15, the military began a search for Beata, along with police officers from all over the region. The search was conducted with a helicopter and a thermal imaging camera, but Beata was never found.
One of Beata's classmates stated that before class on April 14, she saw her in a blue car talking to some men. This led Beata's parents to believe that their daughter had been abducted, not murdered. A suspect was identified and initially confessed to killing Beata, but he later admitted that he had only learned about the case from newspaper articles. Another man, who was arrested for allegedly harassing young girls in Poznan around the time of Beata's disappearance, was suspected of involvement in her case, but he refused to give any information. The investigation into her disappearance was discontinued in 1977. Her father applied for her to be declared dead in 2011.
Agency Name: ITAKA Foundation
Agency Phone Number: 0 801 24 70 70 (24-hour national help line)
Alternate Agency Phone Number: +48 22 654 70 70
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: 05-0154
Added: 2/18/2007; Last Updated: 11/6/2016
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.