Marian Elizabeth Brown

Above: Brown, circa 1970


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 11, 1970 from Sussex County, Delaware
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A sweater, a dress, shoes and a wedding ring.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Brown was last seen cooking dinner for her two children at her home near Greenwood in Sussex County, Delaware on October 11, 1970. She was carrying a brown pocketbook containing her identification at the time of his disappearance. She has never been heard from again.

    Brown's marriage was troubled and she and her husband had previously separated, but were living together again by the time of her disappearance. There were reports that she left of her own accord and went to Puerto Rico. Investigators have a suspect in her case, a man who died in 1988. The suspect confessed Brown's murder to several individuals, but he never revealed the location of her remains and it's unclear whether he was in fact responsible. Her case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Delaware State Police


    Source Information
    The Cape Gazette


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 27, 2011; height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, date of disappearance, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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