The Doe Network:
Case File 1641DFMI

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Mary Jean McLaughlin
Missing since 1965 from Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: June 13, 1938
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5-5'7"; 140-150 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native female. Brown hair; blue eyes. May wear glasses.
  • Nickname/Alias: Mary Jane Blair
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Family members say they last heard from Mary Jean McLaughlin, a mother of five, in 1965. Mary Jean's oldest son, was eight years old when his mom disappeared. He recalls that she visited him at school in 1965, and told him she was going away for a while, and said she'd be back.
Though she wasn't reported missing until August 2002, investigators discovered there is no record of Mary, public or private, since the mid-1960s; and there has been no activity on her social security number since that time.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Lake Odessa Police Department
Sgt. Bey Hudson
Michigan State Police - Ionia Post
Detective Sgt. Michael Morey

Agency Case Number: 68-3897-02


Source Information:
Ionia Sentinel-Standard Online 2/24/05
Ionia Sentinel-Standard Online 2/26/05
WOODTV 3/10/05
NamUs MP #2486

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