Maggie Cruz found alive and well

Yesterday I wrote about how the police were looking into the possibility that “Beth Doe”, a young pregnant woman who was murdered, dismembered and dumped in a Pennsylvania river in 1976, might be runaway foster child Maggie Cruz.

Well, that possibility has been ruled out, as Madeline “Maggie” Cruz has been found alive and well and has spoken to the police.

I’m glad she’s all right, but that leaves the cops back to square one where Beth Doe is concerned. I wonder if she was killed by her husband — murder of pregnant women by the father of the baby is heartbreakingly common — and that’s why she was never reported missing.

6 thoughts on “Maggie Cruz found alive and well

  1. Alice O'Gorman September 26, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Makes you wonder how many of them there are.

    • Meaghan September 26, 2019 / 5:51 pm

      The most common cause of death in pregnant women in the US (besides pregnancy related health problems) is homicide. ☹️

      • Alice O'Gorman September 26, 2019 / 7:11 pm

        I actually meant how many foster kids weren’t reported missing.

      • Meaghan September 26, 2019 / 7:11 pm

        She actually had been reported missing back around the time she disappeared.

  2. Alice September 26, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    Well, reported missing and either never put into a national database or very hard to find on one.

    • Meaghan September 26, 2019 / 11:32 pm

      That is not at all uncommon for reports from back then, especially ones involving adolescents.

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