Rosemary E. Hamilton Buck
Buck, approximately 1973
Date reported missing : 08/11/1973
Missing location (approx) :
Syracuse, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/02/1953 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white coat and blue jeans.
Medical conditions : Buck has previously been hospitalized for mental health issues, and she may have had an alcohol problem at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Buck's nickname is Mary. Her two front teeth overlap slightly. She has a scar on her abdomen and a birthmark on her right leg.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Buck was last seen in Syracuse, New York on August 11, 1973. She was hitchhiking at the corner of Sixth North Street and Wolf Street at noon, and may have ridden away on the back of someone's motorcycle. She lived in the 1100 block of Wolf Street.
Buck has never been heard from again. She left behind a two-year-old son, who was later legally adopted by his grandparents in Florida.
Buck frequented the now-defunct Yellow Balloon Bar on Thompson Road near Erie Boulevard east in 1973. She frequently traveled to attend rock concerts, and she told friends she planned to go to Boston, Massachusetts to meet an unknown male friend.
She was having personal problems at the time of her disappearance. She had mental problems and struggled with alcohol, and her husband was incarcerated for breaking and entering. She was worried that the state would take her son away from her. She had dropped out of high school at Age at the time of disappearance: 16, but planned to complete her education and start nurse's training.
Her loved ones initially theorized Buck ran away to avoid the difficulties in her life, but they now believe she could have met with foul play.
Buck's case remains unsolved. There has been no activity on her Social Security number since 1973.
Other information and links : ncy
Syracuse Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
The St. Petersburg Times
The Syracuse Post-Standard
Syracuse Police Department
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