North American Missing Persons Network
Marilyn Renee McCown

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Above Images: McCown, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 22, 2001 from Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 6, 1973
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Small scar on right side
    of face, small scar over left eye.
  • Clothing: Hot pink and purple flowered swim suit top
    and dark colored shorts.
  • Jewelry: White gold bracelet and diamond earrings.
  • AKA: "Niqui".
  • Case Number: 2001-215798; 01MPA135
  • NCIC Number: M-451731746
  • DNA: Available

  • Details of Disappearance
    McCown was last seen at a laundromat in the vicinity of the 1000 block of South E Street. While her clothes were either washing or drying, she went to her mother's house and voiced concerns about a group of Hispanic boys who had been harassing her at the Laundromat. Initially Niqui's family thought she was abducted from the laundromat but Richmond Police were able to rule that out based on a surveillance tape from a nearby store.

    Her vehicle was located on November 3, 2001 in an apartment complex in Dayton, Ohio, where her ex-boyfriend lived, with the stereo and battery missing, the door lock being knocked in, the ignition switch tampered with, and her laundry still folded inside.

    In the days immediately following Marilyn's disappearance her fiance cancelled their wedding, demanding a full refund from the reception hall. He then tried to return his wedding band also for cash but the manager refused. He said he needed the money to help find Niqui and to pay for flyers and a cell phone.

    On April 15, 2005, the McCown family received information from a viewer of "Unsolved Mysteries" on the east coast that Niqui had been spotted. The claim has not been substantiated.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Richmond Police Department
    (765) 983-7247

    Source Information
    Unsolved Mysteries
    WTHR 13 7/17/08
    Charley Project