Ann Marie Ellinwood
Missing since April 15, 1978 from Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Ann Ellinwood was last seen April 15, 1978, in Pioneer Park in Corvallis. On Saturday April 15, 1978 Ann Ellinwood disappeared while participating in Corvallis' March of Dimes walk-a-thon. She was a seventh-grader at Highland View Junior High at the time. The course took walkers along a bike path by the Marys River. At about 13.00, Ann, complaining that her foot hurt, told her two friends to go on without her; she would head to a checkpoint at Gill Coliseum. She was last seen on the path near the Pioneer Park ball field, just across Highway 34 from the coliseum.
At 17:15, Ann's parents reported her missing after she failed to return home.
Witnesses described seeing a red pickup pulling a trailer near the area where Ann was last seen.
A suspect, and known sex offender was brought in and questioned by police, but he committed suicide a week later stalling the investigation.
Investigators Corvallis Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Detective Karin Stauder
Corvallis Police Department
Agency Case Number: 78-2445
NCMEC Case Number: NCMC1167249
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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