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Case File 2706DFMN


Peggy Joyce Rusness
Missing since April 3, 1976 from Wolf Lake, Becker County, Minnesota
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 41 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 118 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair. Glasses.
  • AKA: Peggy Joyce McKay; Maiden Name: Parmenter
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Peggy Parmenter and Bernard Rusness went missing from their farm home in Wolf Lake, Minnesota, that burned to the ground on April 3rd, 1976.
    Their son Brian's remains were found in the fire, Bernard and Peggy were not.
    All their vehicles were in the driveway, and the hood was open on the Ford pickup, as Bernard was installing a P.A. System. Keys were in the ignition in all three vehicles.
    They were seen at the grocery store earlier and Bernard was seen leveling out their driveway with his tractor at about 4:00 p.m. that day.
    Bernard and Peggy have not been seen or heard from since. Foul play is suspected.

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

    Investigator John Sieling ORI: MN0030000

    Agency Case Number: 76000463

    NCIC Number: NCUCM828196196

    Source Information:
    Family Member - Jeff Rusness
    NamUs MP #12304

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