Ruth Muriel Egnoski
Egnoski, approximately 1966
Date reported missing : 08/01/1964
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : Unknown
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : The date Egnoski was last seen is uncertain; it may have been anytime between August 1964 and sometime in 1966. Her disappearance was reported to police, but they didn't investigate it at that time. Egnoski's family hired private investigators who said she'd taken a bus to Chicago, Illinois, but there was no sign of her after that. She has never been heard from again.
In 1973, Egnoski's driver's license and Social Security card were found in the custodian's office of Wileman Elementary School in Delavan. Egnoski's father had been employed with the school as a custodian.
In 2002, police investigating Egnoski's case dug at the house in the 1000 block of Center Street where she'd lived in 1966. Her family sold the home in 1971. Investigators found a crawl space under the house, but it was empty. No evidence was located during the search.
Egnoski's case remains unsolved and the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.
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Delavan Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
The Week Extra
The Wisconsin State Journal
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October 12, 2004. January 21, 2017; middle name added, date of disappearance updated.
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