Elsie Mae Roane

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Above Images: Elsie, circa 1957


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 20, 1957 from West Point Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 6, 1940
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8 - 5'9, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Elsie may wear eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Elsie may have been pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Elsie was last seen by a police officer in West Point, Virginia at 11:00 p.m. on May 20, 1957. She was walking down the street, carrying two suitcases, at the time. She has never been heard from again. Elsie was finishing her sophomore year at West Point High School when she went missing; she was an above-average student. At the time of her disappearance she lived with her adoptive father on Fifth Street; her mother had died two years previously. Her father didn't realize she was missing for some time because he worked the night shift and arrived home during school hours, when Elsie would normally have been out of the house. He reported her missing three days after she was last seen.

    In 2015, nearly sixty years after Elsie's 1957 disappearance, authorities announced they have a suspect in her case. They haven't publicly identified the person, but they stated he was close to Elsie's age and is still alive; they've interviewed him multiple times. Elsie's father died in 1968, but her former classmates and the community would still like to determine her fate. Elsie's case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    West Point Police Department



    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Tidewater Review
    13 News Now


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 22, 2015; two pictures and medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.

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