Betty Marie Roberts
Roberts, approximately 1959
Date and time person was reported missing : 11/03/1959
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/16/1930 (91)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'7, 130 - 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue/hazel eyes. Roberts has a scar on her abdomen and a tattoo of the name "Jeff" on her left forearm. She wears dentures. Her nickname is Poo Poo.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Roberts lived in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1959. She was divorced and had two daughters, Age at the time of disappearance: d three and four. That year she met a man who called himself Charles Wegman. He said he was a traveling photographer and Roberts and her sister met him when they applied for jobs as his assistants. Wegman appeared to be in his late thirties and said he was from Houston, Texas.
On November 3,┬áRoberts told her sister she was leaving town with Wegman. Her sister was angry about it and told her, "If you walk out, you're not my sister. Don't ever come back." Roberts left anyway, leaving her daughters behind, and three days later she sent her sister a letter saying she was doing well and would write more later.┬áThe letter was postmarked Baltimore, Maryland.
Roberts's family never heard from her again. Her children were sent to an orphanAge at the time of disappearance: and then to foster homes. Her sister, whom she was close to, searched for her, checking with the Social Security office and driver's license bureaus, and discovered there were no records for her after 1959.
Roberts's sister sent photos of Roberts and Wegman to the FBI, and an Age at the time of disappearance: nt told her Wegman was actually named Charles Dennison, but didn't disclose any further information about him.
Roberts's case remains unsolved and little information is available, but her sister and her daughters are still hoping to find out what happened to her. Maryland police are investigating.
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