Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Lodermeier was last seen at her home at 305 North Indiana Avenue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on March 6, 1974.
After Lodermeier didnít show up to work the next day, her employees and estranged husband, Gene, found her house locked and car in the driveway. Her house looked like someone left in a hurry. A pizza with one slice missing was found on the kitchen floor, along with spilled flour. The only thing that they could find was missing from inside the house was her purse and her coat.
In 1974, Lodermeierís credit cards were found in the womenís bathroom at the Canadian National Railway in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.
In 1992, her wallet and checkbook were found in an area east of Sioux falls on the banks of the Big Sioux River, near Highway 42 and South Riverview Avenue.
Lodermeierís disappearance is considered suspicious. The only person-of-interest who arose from the investigation was her estranged husband, Gene. Gene and Lodermeier were in the process of getting divorced and lived separately at the time of her murder. He was the last person to see her alive. Gene, however, died in 2013. Ellabeth's body has never been found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sioux Falls Police Department