The Doe Network:
Case File 625DFMI

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Joyce Alice Collins Fisher
Missing since April 16, 1978 from Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
Dowagiac schoolteacher Joyce Fisher was last seen April 15, 1978, when she left her parents' summer cottage at Indian Lake. She left her year-old daughter with her parents and planned to return from Bell's Corner later that afternoon.
She had gone to meet her estranged husband, Jerry. Fisher told police he met with his wife and they drove around in his car for a while, before he dropped her off back at her car which was parked at Bell's Corner store. The 1969 Buick she was driving was found about two hours later at Bell's Corner, a small community about five miles from the lake. There was no sign of a struggle.

Jerry Fisher was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter even though the body was never found.
He had served four years of a 7 1/2- to 15-year prison term when the conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeals and he was freed.


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

Cass County Sheriff Department
269-445-1560

Agency Case Number: 3410-78

Source Information:
Namus
The Herald-Palladium


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