Elsie Mae Roane
Elsie, approximately 1957
Date reported missing : 05/20/1957
Missing location (approx) :
West Point, Virginia
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/06/1940 (80)
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'9, 115 pounds
Medical conditions : Elsie may have been pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Elsie may wear eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Elsie was last seen by a police officer in West Point, Virginia at 11:00 p.m. on May 20, 1957. She was walking down the street, carrying two suitcases, at the time. She has never been heard from again. Elsie was finishing her sophomore year at West Point High School when she went missing; she was an above-averAge at the time of disappearance: student.
At the time of her disappearance, she lived with her adoptive father on Fifth Street; her mother had died two years previously. Her father didn't realize she was missing for some time because he worked the night shift and arrived home during school hours, when Elsie would normally have been out of the house. He reported her missing three days after she was last seen.
In 2015, nearly sixty years after Elsie's 1957 disappearance, authorities announced they have a suspect in her case. They haven't publicly identified the person, but they stated he was close to Elsie's Age at the time of disappearance: and is still alive; they've interviewed him multiple times.
Elsie's father died in 1968, but her former classmates and the community would still like to determine her fate. Elsie's case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
West Point Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Tidewater Review
13 News Now
The Newport News Daily Press
October 12, 2004. July 22, 2015; two pictures and Medical conditions : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.