Bernard Wright Rusness
North American Missing Persons Network
Bernard Wright Rusness

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 3, 1976 from Wolf Lake, Becker County, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 48
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, receding hair line.
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Left eye injury (resembles lazy eye),
    pellet scars on abdomen due to hunting accident. Wire rimmed glasses.
  • Jewelry: Gold watch worn on left wrist; gold or silver ring,
    with square emerald on left index finger.
  • AKA: Russ
  • Case Number: 76000463

  • Details of Disappearance
    Peggy and Bernard Rusness went missing from their farm home in Wolf Lake, Minnesota, after it burned down on April 3, 1976. Their nine year-old son's remains were found at the scene, but Bernard and Peggy were not. The family's three vehicles were found with keys in the ignition. There has been no activity on any accounts.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Becker County Sheriff's Office

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