The Doe Network:
Case File 2079DFMO


Geneva Verneal Adams
Missing since July 24, 1976 from Herculaneum, Jefferson County, Missouri
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Adams' youngest daughter last saw her after midnight in Artesian Lounge, a Jefferson County tavern, dancing with a man she had met earlier. According to the male, he and Adams continued to drink and dance at the Artesian Lounge until the bar closed, shortly after 01.00. Then they joined several other bar patrons and headed to a bar in East St. Louis. The man said that the group returned to the Artesian and separated, and that he dropped Adams off at a donut shop in nearby Crystal City about 04.00.
Adams had endured two difficult marriages, and she reared 10 children largely on her own.
Those who are familiar with the case talk about her as a murder victim. They say that Adams, who found happiness almost entirely in her children, wasn't the type to run off and abandon them.
No one has ever been arrested in connection with the case. Authorities never found her body or any physical evidence that suggests foul play.
Authorities have been unable to find a case file on Adams' disappearance. The investigative notes and files may have been destroyed in a fire in 1981 at the Crystal City police station.

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

Herculaneum Police Department

Agency Case Number: 08-2450

NCIC Number: M-158929998
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Unsolved in the News

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