Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Marilyn was last seen on September 21, 2001 in Hastings, Nebraska.
She worked at a gas station and the same week she disappeared, a warrant was out for her arrest. There was no activity on any credit cards, checking accounts, or her driver's license.
Alexander's car was found in October 2001, north of Red Cloud in northern Webster County. eer cans were discovered in her car. Only Marilyn's DNA came back. Her DNA has been entered into a federal database. If any remains are found they can cross reference DNA. Authorities say the car had been in the field for at least a couple of weeks before it was found.
Marilyn's father, a retired Hastings police officer started an investigation of his own, and because of a history of domestic violence, suspected Marilyn's husband, Robert Alexander, of foul play. Police thought so too, at first. "He passed all the polygraph tests with zero deception, which means he answered all the questions truthfully, according to the polygraph test" said the investigator. Her father wasn't convinced. He organized extensive search parties to find the body. Official's brought out cadaver dogs even searched the septic tank; but still nothing. Officials thought Marilyn might have wanted to disappear, but say that's nearly impossible. Robert, her husband, died two years later in a car accident. Her father died just two years ago, never knowing what happened to his beloved daughter. "She would never just leave. There have been too many incidents in the family, like my dad's funeral. She would have come back for that," according to her sister Cheryl Thiel.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Adams County Sheriff's Office
Nebraska Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse
Hastings Police Department