Jean Marie Schoen

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Above: Jean, circa 1974

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 21, 1974 from Jacksonville, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 9 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair. Jean's nickname is Jeanie. She was missing a front tooth at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jean was last seen in Jacksonville, Florida on July 21, 1974. She left her grandmother's home on west 19th Street to walk to Hanna's Food Store, about two blocks away. She never returned and has never been heard from again.

    That year several young girls between six and twelve disappeared from the Jacksonville area. Jean was the first. Sisters Lillian Annette Anderson and Mylette Josephine Anderson went missing on August 1, Virginia Suzanne Helm vanished on September 27 and Rebecca Ann Greene disappeared on October 12. Virginia Suzanne Helm vanished on September 27, and Rebecca Ann Greene disappeared on October 12.

    Virginia's partially clothed body was found in a shallow grave a month after her disappearance; she had been shot in the head. Rebecca's skeletal remains were found three years later, washed up on the shore of Little Fort George Island at the mouth of the St. Johns River. Both girls were twelve years old when they died. Jean's body and the Anderson sisters' remains were never found. Because the abductions happened in different parts of the city, authorities don't believe they are related.

    Jean was a student at Love Grove Elementary School at the time of her disappearance; she made good grades and was involved in the Brownies. Her disappearance remains unsolved and her family hopes she may still be alive.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Jacksonville Police Department
    904-630-1157

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Florida Times-Union
    The Warren Times Observer
    The Tallahassee Democrat
    The Miami News

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 26, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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