Bernard Wright Rusness
Missing since April 3, 1976 from Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota
Date Of Birth: April 22, 1926
Circumstances of Disappearance
Bernard Rusness and Peggy Parmenter went missing from their farm home in Wolf Lake, Minnesota, that burned to the ground on April 3rd, 1976.
Their son Brian's remains were found in the fire, Bernard and Peggy were not.
All their vehicles were in the driveway, and the hood was open on the Ford pickup, as Bernard was installing a P.A. System. Keys were in the ignition in all three vehicles.
They were seen at the grocery store earlier and Bernard was seen leveling out their driveway with his tractor at about 4:00 p.m. that day.
Bernard and Peggy have not been seen or heard from since.
All money was in the bank accounts and the paychecks were left at their place of work. Foul play is suspected.
Investigators Becker County Sheriff
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Investigator John Sieling OMI: MN0030000
Becker County Sheriff
Agency Case Number: 76000463
NCIC Case Number: M94821990616
Family Member - Jeff Rusness
NamUs MP #12305