Flashback Friday: Billy Sena

This week’s Flashback Friday case is eleven-year-old Billy Sena, who disappeared from Albuquerque, New Mexico with his nine-year-old cousin, Mary Lou, in 1979. They were last seen en route to the post office; they never made it. This case is somewhat unusual. If you don’t count runaways, family abductions and accidents, the Charley Project doesn’t have that many cases of children who disappeared together like that.

The Sena children’s cases didn’t come to my attention until a couple of years ago, and there hasn’t been any press about them in some time. Last I heard, which was in late 2011, the police were trying to locate and question Billy’s mom’s then-boyfriend as well as another woman who had lived at the Sena residence at the time. I have no idea whether authorities have located these people or if they’re even still alive or what.

But I assume the investigation is still active, even if it hasn’t been in the news. It’s not too late to find out what happened to Billy and Mary Lou Sena.

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3 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Billy Sena

  1. drycamp May 30, 2014 / 10:51 am

    One suspects people who were connected somehow to the children; apparently the police do too.

  2. Donna B. May 30, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    Matteo Trotto has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1994 killing of Kevin Harkins. The jury delivered the verdict about noon after deliberating for more than 10 hours. I know, nothing to do with this, but it was reported this morning in the Worcester Telegram.

  3. Julie June 11, 2014 / 1:39 am

    This post reminded me of a case that has always haunted me, because it was also two kids disappearing together – Bryan Hayes and Mark Degner. They ran away together, from school in Florida in 2005. Bryan was 13 and Mark was 12. I haven’t heard a single update from anywhere since they went missing. Not one word. I think about them quite often. Has anyone on here ever heard anything?

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