Janet Gail Levine March
Janet, approximately 1996; Perry March; Arthur March; Russell Nathaniel Farris; Lawrence Levine; Carolyn Levine
Date reported missing : 08/15/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/20/1963 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 104 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Janet's ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Janet was last seen by her husband, former financial attorney Perry Avram March, on August 15, 1996 at their residence in Nashville, Tennessee. A photo of Perry is posted with this case summary.
He claims they argued during the evening and Janet decided to take a twelve-day vacation. She supposedly packed three bags, her passport, and $5,000 cash, and left the home without telling Perry her intended destination.
Janet has never been heard from again. She worked as an artist in the Nashville area in 1996; she illustrated children's books.
Perry called Janet's parents, Lawrence and Carolyn Levine, at midnight and told them she had left. Photographs of the Levines are posted with this case summary. They believed she would call soon and were initially not concerned. When time passed and Janet did not contact anyone, Perry and the Levines searched for her and her car, checking airport parking garAge at the time of disappearance: s and calling her friends and some hotels.
They did not immediately report Janet's disappearance. Perry claims Janet's parents did not want him to report it because they thought it might cause trouble for her. The Levines say it was Perry who did not want to contact authorities. Perry and Lawrence eventually reported her disappearance to investigators together, two weeks after she was last seen.
Perry says Janet planned to return home within twelve days so she would not miss her son's sixth birthday on August 27. However, the party celebrating his birthday was planned for August 25, so it makes little sense that Janet would want to delay her return until two days afterwards.
Investigators learned that Janet may have confronted Perry over a letter he allegedly wrote to a lover at the time in 1996. Authorities believe it is possible that Janet may have demanded a divorce on August 15 and an argument ensued. The day she disappeared, Janet asked Carolyn to accompany her on an appointment to see a divorce attorney the next day.