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Case File 2839DFCA


Mary Elizabeth Stuart
Missing since December 10, 1977 from Honeydew, Humboldt County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Mary Stuart left home in Honeydew, California on Saturday, December 10, 1977 at 10 a.m. in a red Opel station wagon with her daughters, Fannie and Jessie.
Stuart was reportedly heading for a television repair shop in Fortuna or Eureka and possibly was planning to go to an optometrist. She was supposed to return before dark.
Approximately one month after they were last seen, their family station wagon was found abandoned a few miles from their home but their whereabouts remain unknown. At the time of her disappearance, Stuart, who may also be known by the name Benson, was living with her husband in Honeydew. A friend first reported her missing to the sheriff's office the following Tuesday. Foul play is suspected in their disappearance.

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

Humboldt County District Attorney's Office 707-445-7251

Agency Case Number: 77-11201

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
California Department of Justice

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