Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Connie was last seen at 8:45 a.m. on July 16, 1952 as she walked away from YMCAís Camp Sloane, along U.S. Route 44 in Salisbury.
Connie had been at the camp for three weeks with another month to go when she left her tent a little before 8 a.m., telling seven tent mates she intended to return an ice pack to the dispensary. Connie had injured her hip in a fall the day before while roughhousing with tentmates, but left the ice pack on her bed and never made it to the dispensary.
Her mother, who was divorced from her father and split time between Greenwich and Sundance, had visited three days earlier to deposit money in her account. A camp official saw Connie crying after her mother left.
The campís caretaker, told police he saw her leave the camp, picking daisies as she walked. He didnít stop her because he thought she was old enough to be a camp counselor.
She turned right on Indian Mountain Road past Deep Lake Farm toward the Lakeville section of Salisbury. Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs Hortman and Alice Walsh, who lived in the area, saw girl, crying while she walked. They gave her directions to Lakeville.
Mrs. Frank E. Barnett was the last to see Connie at 8:45 a.m., and said it seemed the girl was looking for a ride.
Police were summoned when camp officials realized at breakfast that Connie was missing. They called Connieís mother, who was in Greenwich, and her father, who came from Wyoming and stayed for several weeks. He rented a car and a horse, and chartered a plane.
Despite extensive searches no trace of Connie was ever found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Connecticut State Police
Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) - Monday, July 16, 2012