While looking for information on another case I stumbled across this article in Google’s newspaper archive, about the disappearance of Louise Sanders, a young woman who vanished sometime in the late 1930s. She left her home in Alabama to go visit relatives in Illinois, and never came home. It looks like an interesting case, and the article includes a photograph of Louise (albeit a poor quality one) …but this article was written in 1972.
Frankly, it seems unlikely that they would have found her, given that by the time the article was written she’d already been missing for over thirty years. But I’m not going to assume she’s still missing based on a forty-year-old source.
There seem to be quite a few cases like thiis in the google archives. The main 2 that I can think of off the top of my head are the Klein brothers in Minneapolis missing since November 1951 and Elizabeth Ernstein missing since March 1968 from Redlands, California.
The Websleuths website states that 31 years later the Klein brothers parents were still searching for them. I believe after 60 years Minneapolis has forgotten all about Kenneth Jr 8, David 6, and Daniel 4 and presume they drowned in the Mississippi, although no remains were ever located. Two of the boys caps were apparently located in the river near a dam. I do wonder what has become of the boys olderst brother Gordon Klein who was 9 at the time the boys disappeared.
Elizabeth Ernstein is also mentioned on websleuths as still being missing, but I cant find her listed in any missing database. A person who said he is her brother stated that she is still missing. The news articles from 68′-69′ say that her parents paid to have missing ads taken out in every newspaper in the U.S. in hopes of locating her.
I believe that these kids were completely forgotten about because in the years that they went missing, missing children weren’t big news stories and after a little while life went on as usual, parents who had a missing child or even parents that even had a child murdered or died from any other cause were not expected to speak about such matters. It has only been in the last 25-30 years that parents who lose a child or have a child come up missing speak about such matters and don’t just bury it like it never happened. I hope namus will come to include these cases and many other cases that are more then 30 years old because these people deserve to be remembered to.
I came across this comment because I was looking for information on Elizabeth Ernstine after reading about them finding her body on the San Bernardino County Coroner press release (http://www.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/coroner/pressrelease.asp). Thought you might be interested in knowing that they found her.
Very sad and surprising hardly ant info on the 3 missing Klein brothers. Their parents must be devastated.
Hey Meaghan, I’ve recently been interested in missing people and I came across an article discussing the story of Heather Lynne Wilson, whose case was recently listed as resolved on The Charley Project. All it says is that she’s been located, any chance you could find any more information?
I don’t know anything.