North American Missing Persons Network
Anne Marie Sinead Fahey

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Above Image: Fahey, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 27, 1996 from Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 27, 1966
  • Age: 30 years
  • Height: 5'10"; (70")
  • Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hair is long and curly.
  • Case Number: 96-16037; NamUs MP # 8229

  • Details of Disappearance
    Anne Marie Fahey, the scheduling secretary for Delaware's then-Governor Thomas Carper, was last seen alive on Thursday,
    June 27, 1996, when she went to dinner with Capano in Philadelphia. Fahey's family reported on June 30, 1996, that she
    was missing. An extensive investigation concerning her disappearance ensued. That investigation culminated in November 1997,
    over sixteen months later, in Capano's arrest for her murder. Fahey's body was never found, however, and the State was
    unable to establish the precise manner by which Fahey died. Capano murdered Fahey at the house he rented and, with the
    assistance of his brother, Gerry, dumped her body in the Atlantic Ocean. On January 17, 1999, the trial resulted in
    Capano's conviction and he was sentenced to death. In January 2006, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed Capano's conviction
    but remanded the case for sentencing because the death penalty was imposed by a non-unanimous jury verdict. In February
    of that year, the state abandoned its efforts to seek capital punishment for Capano, opting to leave him imprisoned for
    life without parole. Capano, aged 61, was found dead in his jail cell at 12:34 p.m. on September 19, 2011 by an officer
    performing a routine security check at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center state prison near Smyra, Delaware, where
    Capano was imprisoned. The medical examiner said Capano died of sudden cardiac arrest.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Wilmington Police Department
    Capt. Nancy Dietz
    (302) 654-5151

    Source Information
    Anne Rule Book "And Never Let Her Go"