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Carol Jean Pierce
Missing since September 8, 1975 from Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Pierce was last seen between 8:00am and 4:30pm at her residence in the vicinity of W. Elm Street and N. Hudson Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Carol Jean's husband, Richard Gale Pierce was a crew member on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite, a 180' buoy tender that was home ported in Sturgeon Bay at the time. She was reported missing by her husband, one week after her disappearance. He told investigators that on the date of her disappearance he had morning coffee with Carol Jean at his home. When he returned home at about 4:00 p.m. Carol Jean was gone. At the time Carol Jean and Richard Pierce had only one vehicle, and that vehicle was in the possession of Mr. Pierce. She has not been heard from or seen since.
On Friday, September 12th, Richard Pierce traveled from Sturgeon Bay to Cheboygan, Michigan to see if Carol Jean had gone there. The couple had plans to move to Cheboygan, Michigan, upon retirement, where they owned some property. On September 19th, 1975, Richard Pierce followed through on his planned retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard and moved back to his Cheboygan Michigan property. He lives there to this day. In 1977 Richard Pierce received an uncontested divorce from Carol Jean.
Carol Jean Pierce was a home maker. There has been no use of her social security number since 1975. Police checks on Carol Jean's credit history, social security, possible passport use, Interpol, the Canadian Authorities and every state DOT Office in the U.S., have been made in the name of Carol Jean. There has been no activity under her name since the date of her disappearance.
Her purse, prized cat, personal belongings and makeup were all left at her home.
Foul play is suspected.
Investigators Sturgeon Bay Police
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Thomas J. Baudhuin
Sturgeon Bay Police
Agency Case Number: 820083
NCIC Number: M-081358844 Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Wisconsin Advocates for Families of Missing People
Sturgeon Bay Police