Marjorie was last seen on May 27, 1984, at Greenacres Grocery (now Belk’s General Store) in her hometown of Greenacres City, Florida. She went out to buy cat food around 3:00 p.m. Her house is only 400 yards away from the business. She could have stayed at the store until 6:00 p.m. to play video games, or she could have gone to a nearby park after leaving the store. She never returned home and has yet to be found.
She was missing
When her sister awoke at 8:30 p.m., she realized she was missing. She waited thirty minutes before waking up their mother and informing her that Marjorie had left. Marjorie’s bodysuit was discovered in a swampy wooded area near her home after she went missing.
Many rumors’ have circulated about what happened to Marjorie. One theory is that she was abducted by two brothers who lived nearby. Marjorie had visited their home several times, and one of them had given Marjorie money, according to a witness. Following Marjorie’s disappearance, the brothers were charged with molesting her six-year-old best friend. When authorities interviewed the girl about Marjorie’s disappearance, they discovered she was being abused.
After Marjorie went missing, police searched the brothers’ home and property but found no evidence linking them to her disappearance. Both men denied knowing anything about her disappearance. They both pleaded guilty to lewd assault in connection with Marjorie’s friend’s abuse and were sentenced to ten years probation. One brother was sentenced to four life sentences in prison in 1991 for sexually abusing his two stepdaughters.
According to another rumor, a golf course employee was involved in Marjorie’s case. He lived nearby, was reportedly seen outside a grocery store the day she went missing, and also attended a party in her neighborhood. He had a criminal record dating back to the 1960s and had previously been convicted of sexual assaults, among other things. He relocated to New Hampshire shortly after Marjorie went missing, and he is also a suspect in the 1984 disappearance of an eight-year-old girl in that state.
He was never charged in either child’s case, and there is no physical evidence linking him to the disappearances. He maintained his innocence, claiming he had never met Marjorie. In 1992, he was sentenced to 75 years in prison in Florida for burglary and indecent exposure; during the trial, prison inmates testified that he admitted to killing Marjorie and the other little girl. In 2012, he was released from prison and died eight months later.
Another Possible Suspect
Authorities named another man as a possible suspect in Marjorie’s disappearance in 2010. He was arrested three times for child molestation while living in the area at the time Marjorie went missing. He died in a Tennessee prison more than two decades after Marjorie vanished.
At the time of her disappearance, another man lived near the home of one of Marjorie’s friends. Marjorie could have gotten to her friend’s house by cutting through yards on the other side of the block from her route to the store. The friend wasn’t at home that day, but Marjorie would have passed the man’s house if she had gone to see her. He was later arrested in Virginia for child molestation.
When confronted with information about Marjorie’s disappearance, the man initially denied knowing her. In a subsequent police interview, he admitted he knew her because his wife occasionally babysat for Marjorie’s friend. According to his wife, one day while the two girls were playing together, he said that one of them would vanish someday. He predicted that Marjorie would never be found after she went missing. However, there is no evidence linking him to her case.
Marjorie’s parents divorced in 1984, and her father, who lived out of state at the time, is not a suspect in her case. Her mother moved away after her daughter went missing, but she later returned to the same house where she had lived with Marjorie in 1984. She is still living there, hoping for answers in her daughter’s case. Marjorie’s disappearance is being investigated as a possible foul play. Her case is still unsolved.
If you have ANY information regarding Marjorie, please contact:
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Agency Case Number: 5843968
NCIC Case Number: M211599738 – or –
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NCMEC Case Number: 601802