Margaret Ellen Fox

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Left and Center: Margaret, circa 1974;
Right: Age-progression to age 49 (circa 2009)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 24, 1974 from Burlington, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 4, 1960
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'3, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Margaret has freckles. At the time of her disappearance, two of her top front right teeth were missing. She wears eyeglasses with hexagonal lenses, gold wire frames and broken-off temple and nose pierces.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue floral-patterned blouse which was squared at the top and flared at the waist, a black and white checkered waist-length jacket, a size 34B brassiere, maroon flared jeans with a yellow patch on one knee, brown sandals with a heel strap, a gold necklace with flowers and a blue stone on it and a gold charm bracelet with a round blue stone.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Margaret was last seen in Burlington, New Jersey on June 24, 1974. She was planning to go to High and west Broad Streets in Mount Holly, New Jersey to have an interview with a man who called himself John Marshall. Margaret's younger sister accompanied her to the bus stop and saw her on. Witnesses reported seeing her near Mill and High Streets after she got off the bus in Mount Holly, but she has never been heard from again. She was carrying an eyeglass case with a Huckleberry Hound design at the time of her disappearance.

    Margaret had advertised for a baby-sitting job, and Marshall responded to the ad on June 19. He told her he needed a babysitter for the following weekend, but he postponed meeting her several times. Finally he said he would meet her in a red Volkswagen. He gave Margaret a telephone number to reach him; the number was traced to a public phone booth at a supermarket in Lumberton, New Jersey. Margaret has never been heard from again. Several other parents in the area complained that someone had attempted to lure their daughters with fake job offers. A suspect's 1976 confession to involvement in her disappearance was widely publicized, but turned out to be a hoax.

    Margaret took piano lessons in 1974 and she liked to ride horses. She graduted from St. Paul's Grammar School in Burlington two weeks before she vanished. Margaret's parents are now deceased, but her siblings are still alive and some still live in the Burlingto area. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact
    Burlington City Police Department
    609-386-3300

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Newspaper Archive
    NewsLibrary
    The Burlington County Times
    NamUs

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 25, 2011; distinguishing characteristics, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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