Joan Carolyn Risch
North American Missing Persons Network
Joan Carolyn Risch

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 24, 1961 from Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 4, 1931
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5'5-5'7"
  • Weight: 110-120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Clothing: Gray cloth coat, skirt, blouse. May have been wearing
    a scarf on her head.Flats or sneakers with piping.
  • Jewelry: Slim wedding band, platinum band with diamonds.
  • Case Number: 61-2623

  • Details of Disappearance
    Risch disappeared from her home in Lincoln, Massachusetts in 1961.

    Risch's husband left their house at 6:50 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. flight to New York City from Logan Airport. She went to the dentist that morning with her 4-year-old daughter, leaving her 2-year-old son with a neighbor. She went shopping before returning home, putting her son down for a nap and dropping off her daughter at the neighbor's to play.

    Risch was last seen by her neighbor at 2:15, near her car.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Massachusetts State Police

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