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2277DFIL - Mary Ann Ruth Switalski

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Name: Mary Ann Ruth Switalski
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 15, 1963
Location Last Seen: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Physical Description

Date of Birth: September 14, 1946
Age: 16 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 102 lbs.
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Black sleeveless blouse, white shorts, and straw sandals.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Mary Ann Ruth Switalski 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, Illinois. 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)

Agency Name: Chicago Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Mark SKweres
Agency Phone Number: 312-744-8261
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 63B200225

NCIC Case Number: M640576567; updated in March 8, 2012. The original was deleted on March 6, 2012, for unknown reasons.
NamUs Case Number: 4642
NCMEC Case Number: 1180028

Information Source(s)

FBI - ViCAP Alert
Chicago Tribune News Archive

Admin Notes

Added: 5/20/12; Last Updated: 5/28/16

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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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