Details of Disappearance
Janis was last seen waiting for a ride home from school in Concord, New Hampshire on January 9, 1968. She was a sophomore at Concord High School at the time of her disappearance; she had previously attended Manchester Central High School. She has never been heard from again.
Prior to her disappearance, Janis had regularly baby-sat a little boy. She had seen the little boy with bruises on his body and told relatives that she thought a man, who had a connection to the boy's family but wasn't a relative, was responsible.
The boy subsequently died at the age of two and his death was ruled a homicide, by blunt force trauma to the abdomen. The man Janis had believed was abusing him pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the child's death. Janis's brother believes this man could have also been involved in his sister's disappearance. There is no evidence to support this theory, however.
Janis grew up in Warner, New Hampshire and has eight siblings. She enjoyed horseback riding and 4-H Club activities, and had a job at a nearby stable. Her father and at least one of her brothers have since died, although other siblings and her mother are still alive.
Her case remains unsolved.