Ruth Egnoski

Ruth Egnoski

Update: 2023-06-266


Sometime between the summer of 1964 and 1966, a young woman named Ruth Egnoski disappeared from Delavan, Wisconsin. No one can remember precisely when for sure. Depending on the year, she would have been between the ages of 18 and 20. Her family said that they reported Ruth missing to the local police, but they didn't do anything to search for her. The family hired a private investigator who said they were able to find that Ruth had taken a bus to Chicago. Over the years, some strange things happened. First, in the 1970s, the missing woman's social security card turned up in the office of a local school custodian. In the 1980s, luggage was found hidden in the ceiling in that same custodian's office, and the custodian happened to be Ruth's stepfather. Could there be a link? It took decades for this cold case to heat up, but it fizzled out again, and today remains unsolved.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Ruth Egnoski, please call the Delavan Police Department at 262-728-6311.

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Comments (2)

Danielle Beeaff

I found it a bit strange, the police officer going into the unlocked school, going into the Custodians room (Ruth’s stepfather) and finding her ID there. It doesn’t sit well with me. I wonder if this police officer had a friend that was dating Ruth. The ID makes me wonder, had it been planted.

Oct 12th
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