Mary Shotwell Little
North American Missing Persons Network
Mary Shotwell Little

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Above Images: Little

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 14, 1965 from Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 14, 1940
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Green/hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Discoloration on left arm. Glasses.
  • Clothing: White London Fog raincoat and a olive-green sheath dress
    printed with white flowers, Flats, a set of keys, and a "John Romain" handbag.
  • Jewelry: Platinum wedding ring, a solitaire engagement ring,
    a Women's College of the University of North Carolina class ring(yellow gold),
    and a scarab bracelet.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mary was a secretary at C & S Bank in Atlanta, Georgia in 1965. She had gotten married six weeks prior to her disappearance. Her husband was out of town on October 14, but was going to return the next day. Mary planned a party to welcome his return. She purchased groceries after work and then met a co-worker for dinner at the Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Lenox Square Shopping Center in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. Mary was reportedly in good spirits at the time. She walked back to her car after dinner, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Mary has never been heard from again.

    Mary did not show up for work the next morning and did not call in sick. Mary's co-worker knew that Mary's new metallic pearl-gray 1965 Mercury Comet with Georgia license plates numbered 2829 was parked in a lot near Lenox Square from the previous evening's dinner. There was a coating of red dust on the car's exterior, as if it had been driven on a dirt road. Four bags of groceries were found inside the vehicle, along with Coke bottles and a package of Kent cigarettes which were Mary's brand. There were also a slip, panties, a girdle, a bra, and a single socking. Most of the items had been neatly folded and placed on the console between the front bucket seats, but the brassiere and the stocking were on the floor. The stocking had been cut, probably by a knife. The underwear was Mary's and appeared to have been worn recently.

    A gas station in Charlotte showed Little's card had been used in the early morning of October 15, just a few hours after she was last seen at Lenox Square. The card was used again several hours later in Raleigh with what appeared to be Little's signature.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Atlanta Police Department

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