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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Evelyn Grace
Given Name
Hartley
Alternative Name
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Status
Missing

Demographics

Date of Birth
November 21, 1937
Birthplace
Age
15
Age Group
Teenager
Age as of Today
85
Gender
Female
Hair Color
Brunette
Eye Color
Blue
Height (ft'in")
5'7
Height (cm)
170
Height Range
Weight (lbs)
126
Weight (kg)
57.1
Weight Range in Pounds
120-130
Build
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Distinguishing Characteristics
Eyeglasses
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
Physical Abnormality
Tattoos
Tattoo Location
Tattoo Theme
Tattoo Subject
Scars & Other Marks
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
United States
Languages Spoken

Possessions

Clothing (Key Word)
Pants: Jeans
Clothing (Full Description)
White 'Ship n' Shore' Blouse (Size 34-36) with pearl buttons. Red denim 'White Stag' jeans (Size 16). Indian beaded belt with a metal buckle (Size 24). White bobby socks.
Possessions / Accessories
Her glasses were found on the floor where she disappeared.
Photo of Clothing or Accessories

Location

Address
City
La Crosse
Province or State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
Postal Code
Latitude
43.8014
Longitude
-91.2396

Circumstances

Date of Disappearance
October 24, 1953
Notes
The victim was between 126 - 128 lbs and had straight, light brown hair. Evelyn was babysitting a toddler (age 2) in the house of Viggo Rasmussen, a professor from La Crosse State College and a colleague of her father. Her father became concerned when she failed to call them at 8:30pm (20:30) as expected and when his calls to her went unanswered. Arriving at the home, her father discovered the home doors and windows were locked with only one open - the basement window in the rear of the home. The radio and the lights were still on but it appears the furniture and other items had been moved all around. They found blood in the grass and by the open window as well as a bloody handprint marking the side of the next door home and in a garage. There was also blood inside the home. The window screen had been removed and was leaning on the wall outside with a small ladder nearby. Other widows also had marks as though someone were prying them open. The baby was still asleep, unhurt in her bed. Evelyn's broken glasses were on the floor with one of her shoes in the living room; the other shoe was in the basement. Police believe that whatever occurred happened at approximately 7:15pm (19:15) and the K-9 unit traced her scent to the street. She may have been kidnapped by vehicle. Investigations in the days afterwards uncovered some clothing with blood on them, including a jacket with Evelyn's blood.
Location of the Disappearance or Crime Scene
Home
Potential Circumstances
Alone, Babysitting, Home Invasion, Medical Emergency or Injury, Night
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Suspect Description
Photo of Suspect

Recovered Remains

Date of Recovery
Time of Death
Cause of Death
Description of Recovery
Recovery of Remains
Tested Against (No Match)

Further Details

In-Depth Case Overview:
Map of Key Locations
Relevant Media
See Also
Notice URL
NAMUS
Poster(s)
Other Photos
Case File Photos

Contact Police

Contact Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Contact Police (Email)
Contact Police (Phone)
(855) 835-5324
Contact Police (Local)
911
Contact Police (Website)
FBI
Alternative Contact
Crime Stoppers: https://www.crimestoppersusa.org/programs/locate-a-program or try ICMP: icmp@icmp.intNCMEC: (800) 843-5680

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