Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
A police investigation determined she never got to the store. Bagenstose told police he discarded the note his wife left. The note was never recovered. On the day that Mary Ann Bagenstose disappeared, she told her mother that her husband was coming to pick her up and look at a car he was considering buying her. Jere Bagenstose was living with his parents at the time but regularly spoke to and saw his wife. Jere Bagenstose told police that he came to the couple's house that morning but his wife was not ready to leave, so he took their son to feed the ducks at Long's Park. When the two returned to the home, Mary Ann Bagenstose was gone. She reportedly left a note for her estranged husband saying she was walking to a Turkey Hill store about a mile away because her car wouldn't start. She was never seen or heard from again. None of her possessions were missing from the home, there was no sign of a struggle and no one saw anything unusual that day in the neighborhood. She was separated from her husband at the time. The couple had a custody hearing coming up about their son. Foul play is suspected.
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Pennsylvania State Police
Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA) - Tuesday, July 24, 1990
Lancaster New Era (PA) - Monday, September 27, 2004