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Case File 3031DFIL

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Mary Agnes Moroney
Missing since May 15, 1930 from Chicago, Illinois
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mary 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 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 Moroney's 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 recieved from a woman named Alice Henderson, saying 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 circa 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.

Mary has not been seen or heard from since May 15, 1930.

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

Chicago Police Department
Cold Case Unit - Detective McCarthy

Source Information:
Mary Agnes Moroney's Family

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