Margaret M Kilcoyne
Missing since January 26, 1980 from Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts
Circumstances of Disappearance
Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, a cardiologist, was last seen on January 26, 1980 at her secluded vacation home in Nantucket.
Kilcoyne, a physician and Columbia University researcher and a native of Worcester, had gone to bed about 22.00 the night before, but was missing from her bedroom when her brother went to awaken her that morning for church. Her bedclothes were on the bed, her shoes on the floor and her only coat in a closet. She left no explanation of why or where she had gone. Dr. Kilcoyne's car and bicycle were in her garage, and there was no indication she had been given a ride.
The brother told police he had gone to Nantucket after receiving a call from his sister, who had been working on a new way to control hypertension. She has not been heard from since.
Days later, searchers who had covered the area previously found her passport, bank book, sandals and a wallet containing a $100 bill neatly stacked in a clearing not far from the house. A clean blouse lay under a bush.
She was declared legally dead in July 1989 in order for her $200,000 estate to be settled.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Nantucket Police Department
New York Magazine Apr 14, 1980
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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