Mildred Louise Butterworth Roche

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Left: Roche in 1957
(approximately 19 years before her disappearance);
Right: Roche, circa 1976


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 31, 1976 from Mankato, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Mildred has a mole on her right cheek.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mildred was last seen by her parents at their farm in Mankato, Minnesota on May 31, 1976. She and her husband, Ronald Roche, left to go back to their own home in Fargo, North Dakota, and she has never been heard from again. Ronald said she left him after he told her he wanted a divorce.

    In 1996 police questioned Ronald about Mildred's case again and dug up the backyard of his residence. They found nothing of interest, however, and charges have never been filed against anyone in Mildred's case. Her disappearance remains unsolved. Fargo police are investigating.


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


    Source Information


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 17, 2016; age, height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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