The Doe Network:
Case File 163DFWI


Audrey Jean Good Backeberg
Missing since July 7, 1962 from Reedsburg, Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Audrey married her husband in 1957, when she was 15 years old. She was a 20 year old mother of two children who resided on Vine Street in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
The marriage was troubled and there were allegations of abuse. On July 4, 1962 Audrey filed a complaint.

Three days later she went to pick up a paycheck, leaving her children and husband at home. Audrey never returned home and has not been heard from again.

Audrey traveled with a 14 year old girl and they hitchhiked to Madison, Wisconsin where they boarded a Greyhound bus and traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana.
They both got off the bus, and the 14 year old turned herself into police as a runaway. Audrey was seen walking around the corner away from the bus stop. She reportedly stated that she did not want to return.
Audrey's family members insisted that she would not abandon her children.
The husband passed a polygraph exam conducted after Audrey's disappearance and has maintained his innocence in her disappearance.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sauk County Sheriff's Department
Detective Scott Dadam

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: C 1269

NCIC Number: M792335286

Source Information:
NamUs MP #9699

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