Alice Mae Van Alstine
Missing since April 2, 1976 from Polk County, Iowa
Circumstances of Disappearance
VanAlstine was last seen in Polk County, Iowa on April 2, 1976.
VanAlstine, of 4375 N.E. Twenty-ninth Street was last seen by her children before they went to bed.
Her 6-year-old son told officers that when he got up Saturday morning, his mother was not there. Neighbors reported her missing two days later.
Her purse and money were found in the apartment, and she'd also disappeared without her coat or shoes. Investigators found Alice's car door open, the keys in the ignition.
Detectives said the disappearance was mysterious because, based on interviews with her friends and relatives, VanAlstine was very close to her family, and a good mother. VanAlstine is divorced.
She was a former "Minutemen" sympathizer who'd recently abandoned the right-wing paramilitary organization.
Foul play is suspected.
Investigators Polk County Sheriff's Office Source Information:
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Iowa DPS Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Iowa Cold Cases
Polk County Sheriff's Office