Ann Mineko Racz
Missing since March 22, 1991 from Newhall, Los Angeles County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
On the night of April 22, Anne Racz, a popular community volunteer who worked at her children's school and at Newhall Presbyterian Church, dropped her three children off for a visit at the Fortuna Drive home of her estranged husband, promising to come back with some hamburgers for dinner. She was never heard from or seen again. The husband told detectives that he spoke with Anne two days after she disappeared, information that could not be corroborated. Police found her car April 25, 1991 outside the Los Angeles city Department of Airports flyaway. Despite extensive searches she has never been found. Foul play is suspected.
In the end of 2006, investigators collected enough evidence for a murder charge against her husband, a former sheriff deputy and school teacher, from whom she had filed for divorce just four days prior to her disappearance.
In October 2006, he was charged of her murder to which he pleaded not guilty.
John Racz, was convicted of first-degree murder of his estranged wife. He is expected to be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, the statutory penalty for first-degree murder.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
Sgt. Delores Scott
Agency Case Number: 91-0567106
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
California Department of Justice
Los Angeles Daily News
Daily News 10/24/06
Los Angeles County District Attorney
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