Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Beverly was last seen on September 11, 1949. The 17-year-old girl from the city's Parkside section was last reported seen at a train station with a suitcase, and sent her parents a telegram telling them she was leaving home to marry and not to worry.
Beverly had no boyfriends, and her friends told police and relatives that they knew of no men in her life, nor of anyone with whom she might have eloped.
Police found that Beverly had taken $173 from her savings account, resigned her clerk job at a downtown firm the day before she vanished and told co-workers she was going to Chicago. Detectives checked marriage-license bureaus in all 50 states but found no evidence that Beverly had married.
The uncharacteristic move and her absolute silence since then aroused police suspicion.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia Daily News (PA) - Friday, February 29, 2008