Name: Mary Agnes Moroney
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: May 15, 1930
Location Last Seen: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Date of Birth: May 9, 1928
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 20 lbs.
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has a strawberry birthmark on her face and a scar on her belly button/abdomen from a ruptured hernia. She was left handed.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Mary Agnes Moroney disappeared from her home on May 15, 1930. An ad had been placed in a Chicago newspaper asking for help for the Moroney family. A woman who gave the name of Mrs. Julia Otis responded to the ad claiming to be a social worker. She first appeared on May 14, 1930 and spent time with Mary's mother and sister. The next day Julia Otis again came to the house, bringing gifts and money for the family. Julia asked if she could take Mary shopping for new clothes and shoes. Julia Otis then took Mary down the street and she was never seen again.
The next day the Moroneys got a letter from Julia Otis saying she was taking Mary to California and would bring her back in two months time. Two weeks later, another letter was received from a woman named Alice Henderson. The letter stated that Julia Otis was her cousin and the reason she had taken Mary was because Julia's husband and daughter had died the year before. Mrs. Henderson wrote that Julia Otis would bring Mary back soon. Julia otis was described as being around 22 years old and well dressed with a cultured voice. She had protuding teeth. She claimed that a social service worker named Mrs. Henderson had sent her.
Although no specific detective is assigned to the case, it is still considered to be open.
Agency Name: Chicago Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Mark SKweres
Agency Phone Number: (312)744-8266
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 14705
Mary Agnes Moroney's Family
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 5/28/16
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.