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Case File 2843DFCA

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Ann Bernice Duncan
Missing since October 3, 1969 from San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: April 11, 1938
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2"; 105-115 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair Marilyn Monroe style and length. Medium long with styled curl. Hair was fine in texture. Sometimes colored it blonde. One time had a red wig, so it could have been in the reddish tones too; hazel, large eyes.
  • Medical: Is double jointed; Can place the back of her hands on her hips, fingers pointing backwards, and bring her elbows together in front of her.
  • Clothing: Would dress casually but fashionably stylish. Often wore a scarf because of the wind.
  • AKA: Ann Bernice Burns
  • Dentals: Available (Charting)
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Oct 3, 1969 for an appointment with Social Services in San Francisco, regarding placement of her then 6 week old infant son in foster care. She never showed up for her next appointment. The courts later declared the baby was abandoned by all parents, and deemed available for adoption. Routine weekly visits to her other children in foster care abruptly stopped in this same approximate time frame.

Family feels she would not have abandoned her children whom she dearly loved, and although was not able at the time to care for them herself, visited weekly without fail while all were in foster care. Occasional phone calls routinely made to her mother also stopped in this time frame. From 3 different statements Ann made to 3 different people, family feels she was fearful of her well being and suspect she may have been murdered.

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

San Francisco Police Department
Inspector Anne MacKenzie

Agency Case Number: 090372734

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