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Case File: Mary Ann Ruth Switalski - 2277DFIL

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Right: age progressed to 65 years (Circa 2011)

Mary Ann Ruth Switalski

  • Case Classification: Missing
  • Missing Since: July 15, 1963
  • Location Last Seen: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: September 14, 1946
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'2
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 102 lbs
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Black sleeveless blouse, white shorts and straw sandals.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Mary Ann attended a carnival at St. Priscilla's Catholic Church on July 15, 1963. Two days after her disappearance her parents received a short letter postmarked from Oak Park, IL. In the letter, Mary Ann stated that she was fine and that she was going to earn some money to take care of them. No further contact was ever made.

    It is believed that Mary Ann may have joined a magazine door-to-door sales group that was headed to California. The husband and wife owners of the sales organization gave conflicting statements. The wife stated that Mary Ann left with the sales group and the husband stated that Mary Ann never left Chicago.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Chicago Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Mark Czworniak
  • Agency Phone Number: (312)744-8261
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: M11D6325
  • NCMEC Case Number: NCMC1180028
  • VICAP Case Number: B200225
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #4642
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • FBI
  • Chicago Tribune

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