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Case File 547DFCT

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Mary Edna Badaracco
Missing since August 20, 1984 from Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: March 11, 1946
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 145 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes. Her ears are pierced.
  • Marks, Scars: She has surgical scars on her abdomen due to a gallstone operation and an appendectomy. Psoriasis on both of her knees and elbows. Her right thumb is scarred as the result of four previous stitches.
  • AKA: Mary Poo
  • Dentals: Upper and lower dental plates.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mary was last seen at her residence in the vicinity of the 20 block of Wakeman Road in Sherman, Connecticut. Her husband stated that when he returned home from work, she was missing. Most of her clothes, jewelry and money were also missing, although her 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier was still at her residence with the windshield on the driver's side smashed in. Badaracco's car keys and her wedding ring were placed on the kitchen counter. Her husband claimed that he gave Mary $100,000 to leave their residence and as an informal settlement. He maintained that she simply packed her things and left after receiving the cash.

Mary Badaracco daughters from her previous marriage reported her as a missing person on August 31, after they had not been contacted by their mother since the 19th. The daughters did not live with their mother and became concerned when they did not hear from her for about 10 days. Prior to her disappearance, Badaracco had been in constant contact with her daughters.

In 1990 this case was upgraded to a homicide. In the period of time since the disappearance, no body has been found and no hard evidence has been uncovered leading to the location of the remains of Mary. However, additional information and leads have resulted in the investigation over recent years indicating that she may have been killed. Foul play is suspected.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
The Connecticut State Police
Detective Joseph Bukowski

Agency Case Number: A84277483

NCIC Number: M131005465
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The Connecticut State Police

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