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Dorothy Goroshko Part 2: Mary Jane

Dorothy Goroshko Part 2: Mary Jane

Update: 2023-08-146


Last week, we shared Part 1 of Dorothy Goroshko's story. You learned about Dorothy's life from her sons, John and Rick. Rick and John's lives were never easy, not before their mother disappeared and not after. Despite Dorothy's faults, Rick wants to find her, and John believes he deserves an answer. They lost their mother at a critical time in their lives. Rick and John were still kids, left to wonder if their mother had simply chosen to abandon them or if something terrible had happened to her. Neither outcome made them feel any better about any of it. The boys also had to work to maintain a roof over their heads and put food on the table. 

On June 4, 1975, Dorothy Goroshko left home to meet friends for drinks at The Penalty Box in Boston, MA. Dorothy's group of friends were known to frequent that bar in North Station. Dorothy's friends recalled that she was with them that evening, and they stayed until closing. They said their goodbyes, and no one was sure where Dorothy headed next. There were rumors about after-hours clubs in the area, but no one could confirm that she had been at any of those establishments that night. Could Dorothy have headed home and gotten into an accident? Could she have gone home with someone she met that night? Or could she have gone to meet someone afterward? In recent years, one person has told a story about seeing Dorothy late that night.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Dorothy Goroshko, please contact the Boston Police Department Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470. If you want to remain anonymous, please call 1-800-494-TIPS or text "TIP" to 27463. 

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Comments (2)

Danielle Beeaff

It is highly unlikely she drove into a body of water in my opinion. Jack admits to seeing her the evening she disappeared, and that she was trying to kill him with her car. A bullshit story. I’m sure it was the other way around or some various type of story but he ended up killing her. I wonder if her body along with her car was dumped into a body of water or hidden in the area he was talking about driving that evening. 

Oct 25th

Jae Shepard

While my heart goes out to her sons, their anger toward their mother is heartbreaking. She was a teenager when she first got pregnant. Couldn't vote yet. Couldn't drink. And domestic violence back then was SUCH a different beast. Handled SO differently. Women didn't have as many options or help. I'm so sorry for what they went through. But I hope they can find some peace for themselves and grace for her lack of good choices. ♥

Aug 15th








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Dorothy Goroshko Part 2: Mary Jane

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