Missing Esther Mae Gesler located 2020

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Missing Esther Mae Gesler

Gesler, approximate date 1976

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: March 13, 1976 from Auburn, Washington

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: May 16, 1938 Age at disappearance: 37 years old

Height and weight : 5'8, 155 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair, green eyes. Gesler has a Caesarean section scar on her abdomen. She may use the last name Bagley. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red t-shirt with the words "ATHLETE'S FOOT" in white lettering, a black leather coat with a fur collar and red and white checkered pants.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case )


Gesler was last seen in Auburn, Washington on March 13, 1976. She left her husband and children at home in the 400 block of north Prospect at 11:00 a.m., saying she was going to rent a hotel room so she could be alone and study for an upcoming college final exam; she was taking night classes to become a paralegal secretary. She was driving a metallic blue 1973 Mercury station wagon. She said she would return the next day. Gesler kept a hairdresser's appointment in Auburn, Washington that day. She never returned home and has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, her car was found abandoned in a municpal parking lot at 1st Street northeast and B Street in Auburn.
Authorities believe Gesler was murdered by her ex-husband, Glenn Allan Bagley. Photos of Bagley are posted below this case summary. It was his car Gesler was driving on the day of her disappearance, and phone records prove he called her a few days before. Investigators believe he was responsible for the 1973 disappearances of Jeffrey as well; they lived in a small rented apartment inside Bagley's home in Port Townsend, Washington, and he was the last person to see them.

Gesler's case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd and foul play is suspected. Kent police are investigating her disappearance.

Left: Glenn Bagley in 1979;
Right: Bagley, approximate date 2009