North American Missing Persons Network
Mary Jo Lee Long

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Above Image: Long, circa 1981 Right; AP to age 52

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 27, 1981 from Gardena, Los Angeles County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 9, 1964
  • Age: 17 years
  • Height: 5'5"; (65")
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Case Number: NCMEC# 602861; Agency# 88108903

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mary was last seen on December 27, 1981. Long originally disappeared from Austin, Minnesota on December 27, 1981. She was last seen in Gardena, California two months later, on February 22, 1982; she was living in the 13700 block of Alma at the time.

    Long's family didn't report her missing until 1988, seven years after her disappearance. Minnesota police are investigating.

    She was a student at Austin High School before she went to live with her father in California, without her mother's approval. Long enrolled at Gardena California High School that spring. Three months later she disappeared.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Austin Police Department (Minnesota)
    Detective Todd Clennon
    (507) 437-9400

    Source Information
    The Post-Bulletin
    The Charley Project
    Unsolved in the News