Flashback Friday: Mary Oliva

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Mary Oliva, a 79-year-old woman who disappeared from Wilber, Nebraska in July of 1973. Her husband Frank, 76,¬†disappeared with her. They were never found, and neither was their vehicle.¬†Obviously we’re not going to find either of them alive.

The prevailing theory seems to be that this was a case of murder-suicide, that Frank chose to drive their car into a lake because he couldn’t handle Mary’s health problems. This theory seems to be mostly supposition with little hard evidence to support it, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

R.I.P. Frank and Mary Oliva, wherever you are.