Flashback Friday: Agnes Shoe

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Agnes Shoe, who vanished from the town of Glenville in east central New York on June 26, 1979. Agnes, a former Franciscan nun with bright curly red hair, vanished on a Tuesday. This may be significant because her husband worked in New York City during the week and only went home to Glenville on weekends. Therefore he should have an alibi for his wife’s disappearance, though I don’t know if this was confirmed or not.

I don’t have much on her — she seems to have simply vanished without a trace and without taking her purse with her. No indications of a crime…except 35 years of silence.

Agnes would be 72 years old on Monday. I doubt she’s still alive, however.

Meanwhile, any suggestions for Sunday?

21 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Agnes Shoe

  1. Orla March 28, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Jamel Montrice Williams please, missing since 1994 if I recall correctly.

  2. Abra March 28, 2014 / 1:11 pm

    Off topic, but I am working on an article about the top 10 strangest missing persons cases in the US that no one has heard off.

    Any ideas? I want people who haven’t been found, but someone other than those that are well know (Natalee, Brittani)

    • Meaghan March 28, 2014 / 8:53 pm

      I was wondering if she’d had a tracheotomy.

      • Kat March 30, 2014 / 7:06 pm

        It does leave a scar, though not as much now as I’m sure it did that many years ago, like many procedures. My mom had her thyroid removed after years of issues two or three years before she died and she did have a scar.

    • Meaghan March 28, 2014 / 8:54 pm

      The article you mention says she had a thyroid condition; maybe she had surgery on her thyroid? Isn’t that located in the neck?

      • Diane March 30, 2014 / 4:26 am

        It is located in your neck area, yes. I know because my mom was diagnosed with a multinodular goiter about five years ago and I recall learning all about goiters and abnormal thyroids back then. She was scheduled to have it removed when she suffered a catastrophic fall in my back patio area (she’d wanted to water some of my plants because watering was one of her favorite things to do) that resulted in multiple surgeries and the eventual amputation of that limb below the knee a year later. So by the time we were able to go back to addressing the goiter, it had apparently become less of an issue and she still hasn’t had it removed. Anyway, yeah, thyroids reside in the same neighborhood as lungs and vocal cords.

  3. B March 28, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    For Sunday…Barbara Bolick. Very frustrating case, doesn’t make much sense based on the facts.

  4. Melissa March 28, 2014 / 9:18 pm

    Whenever you can, could you please feature Louis Mackerley? I can’t believe it’s going to be 30 years this June. Bless his poor family.

  5. Kat March 30, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    As for the weird cases stuff, two spring to mind (though clearly there are many). Jason Jolkowski and Freda Denman and her two children (Sheri and Michael Johnson).

  6. B March 30, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    I second Jason Jolkowski. So bizarre, but mostly for the lack of details, and the fact that his disappearance happened on a weekday morning within a very small time frame and in a populated area. Makes no sense. Usually with adult men who disappear, there’s some kind of tip off, once you scratch the surface…drugs, gangs, marital problems, money problems, mental problems. Here, there’s nothing. Was it mistaken identity? Did he witness something that put him at risk? It’s all conjecture at this point.

    • Kat March 30, 2014 / 11:23 pm

      Those are the worst ones…walk out the door and..poof. Horrible, for his family, for him, and all of us that just wonder what happened.

  7. Mark Ryder April 5, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Hi Meaghan. Off topic, sorry, but couldn’t contact you via main site. Do you have any missing Amish on The Char. Proj.? Also, don’t you think it’s time the cops revealed the question Morgan Nick’s abductor asked her and the kids she was with? There was a case of a rapist in England (sorry, forget exact details) who was caught because a TV reconstruction told viewers of an unusual term he used when speaking to his victim.

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