Margo Andrea Register

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Above Images: Margo, circa 1994

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 4, 1994 from Crystal River, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 4, 1974
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Margo has scars on both of her wrists as the result of suicide attempts. Her ears are pierced. Margo wears eyeglasses. She goes by the nickname Ann.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Red jogging pants, a black shirt and a black jacket with yellow stripes.
  • Medical Conditions: Margo has a history of suicide attempts. She may have been suicidal at the time of her 1994 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Margo's husband of ten months, Willis James Register, told authorities that he and his wife argued most of the day on January 4, 1994. He stated that they stopped at A To Z Beverage Store on Highway 44 in Crystal River, Florida at approximately 2:30 p.m. Willis said that he entered the store to buy a beer and get change for the nearby pay phone, and when he left the store five minutes later, Margo was gone. She has never been heard from again.

    Willis stated that he believed Margo had traveled to Washington, D.C., but authorities believe foul play was involved in her case. She has no high school diploma, work experience or job training, and she left without money or extra clothes. She and Willis had a stormy relationship prior to her disappearance and he stated he had wanted to end it, but Margo threatened to commit suicide if he left her.

    Willis has a prior criminal record for assault, inciting a riot and one cocaine charge. He was arrested later in 1994 in connection with a March 1994 shooting which killed his best friend and caused permanent brain damage in another victim. He was convicted of murder and attempted murder in late 1996 and sentenced to life in prison. A photograph of him is posted below this case summary. He is the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance. Margo's case remains unsolved.

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    Above: Willis Register

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Crystal River Police Department
    352-795-4241

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    Source Information
    Crystal River, Florida
    The Tampa Tribune
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement
    The Doe Network
    The St. Petersburg Times
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Bay News 9
    NamUs

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 6, 2015; middle name corrected.

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