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LA MARY ANN PEREZ: Missing from Chalmette, LA - 25 March 1976 - Age 33

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  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    On March 25, 1976, Mary Ann Perez of Chalmette, Louisiana, went out with a girlfriend and left her teen-aged daughter to babysit the younger children. She told her daughter that she would be calling to check on the children about 10:00-11:00PM. First, Mary Ann called, stating that she was OK and that she would be home shortly. Later, a woman who identified herself as "Dorothy" called, to report that Mary Ann was having car trouble. Mary Ann's family did not know who Dorothy was and was concerned because Mary Ann's car was practically new. Mary Ann never called and never came home. Her family soon discovered that she had gone to meet her friend at a country-western club on the outskirts of New Orleans.


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  2. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14115/84/

    NamUs MP # 14115
    Mary Ann Perez
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    St. Bernard County, Louisiana
    33 year old white female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 14115

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Mary Ann
    Middle name
    Last name Perez
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen March 25, 1976 00:00
    Date entered 03/03/2012
    Age last seen 33 to 33 years old
    Age now 74 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 64.0
    Weight (pounds) 100.0 to 110.0

    Circumstances
    City Chalmette
    State Louisiana
    Zip code
    County St. Bernard
    Circumstances
    On March 25, 1976, Mary Ann Perez of Chalmette, Louisiana, went out with a girlfriend and left her teen-aged daughter to babysit the younger children.
    She told her daughter that she would be calling to check on the children about 10:00-11:00PM. First, Mary Ann called, stating that she was OK and that she would be home shortly. Later, a woman who identified herself as "Dorothy" called, to report that Mary Ann was having car trouble. Mary Ann's family did not know who Dorothy was and was concerned because Mary Ann's car was practically new.

    Mary Ann never called and never came home. Her family soon discovered that she had gone to meet her friend at a country-western club on the outskirts of New Orleans.

    The next morning, police found Mary Ann's car parked in front of the club, but saw no evidence of car trouble. Three days later, Mary Ann's purse was found in Lake Pontchartrain, ten miles away. It had been weighted down by a brick. But there was no trace of Mary Ann Perez.

    (Source info: Charley Project, DoeNetwork, Faces Case #468)

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    Reddish brown

    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue
    Eye description

    No known distinctive body features

    Clothing and accessories are unknown

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title
    First name
    Last name
    Phone 504-244-4600
    Website
    Case number C-23901-76
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency New Orleans Police Dept
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City New Orleans
    State Louisiana
     
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  3. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Mary_Ann_Perez

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    Louisiana, 1976, Disappearances,

    Mary Ann Perez


    Real Name: Mary Ann Viola Thomas Perez
    Nicknames: No known nicknames
    Location: Chalmette, Louisiana
    Date: March 25, 1976

    BioEdit
    Occupation: Unrevealed
    Date of Birth: 1943
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 108 lbs.
    Marital Status: Divorced
    Characteristics: Caucasian female. Reddish brown hair, blue eyes.

    CaseEdit
    Details: On March 25, 1976, Mary Ann Perez left her home in Chalmette, Louisiana to meet with a girlfriend at a country western bar on the outskirts of New Orleans. She left her oldest daughter, Donna, in charge of the younger children. Before leaving, she told Donna that she would call around 11 pm. At around that time, she called and said that she would be home shortly. However, she was never heard from again.
    At approximately 1:30 am, Donna got a call from a woman named Dorothy, who claimed that she was a friend of Mary Ann's. She said that Mary Ann was having car troubles but would be home soon. Despite the claim by the apparent friend, her car was found abandoned in front of the bar and in perfect condition. Her family was even more concerned because they did not know anyone named "Dorothy". Three days later, her purse was found ten miles away in Lake Pontchartrain. It had been weighed down with a brick. There has been no sign of her since.
    Nine years later, in 1985, New Orleans detectives were sent to Witchita, Kansas, to interview a confessed serial killer named David Courtney. He admitted murdering several women in multiple states; one of the victims appeared to match Mary Ann's description. Courtney claimed that he and his wife had abducted Mary Ann and murdered her. However, her body was not found in the area that Courtney claimed he dumped her. This led her family to believe that she may still be alive.
    In 1990, Mary Ann's daughter-in-law Shawn received a mysterious phone call from an unidentified woman. She claimed that she was Mary Ann's best friend and that she was still alive. She claimed that she and Mary Ann were being held captive and that they were not allowed to call again.
    Although the authorities are convinced that Mary Ann is deceased, her family still hopes that she is alive. They believe that Courtney may have not been successful in strangling her, and that she may be alive and suffering from amnesia.

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    David Courtney

    Suspects: In 1985, a serial killer named David Courtney confessed that he and his wife had killed multiple women in the southern United States during the 1970s. When New Orleans detectives learned that one of the victims matched Mary Ann's description, they went to interview him.
    He stated that one night, he was driving along the highway when he stopped at a country western bar in New Orleans. He noticed an intoxicated woman trying to open her car. He offered to give her a ride, but she said she didn't want to make him drive to her home in Chalmette. However, he convinced her to enter his car. During the ride, she told him that her name was Mary Ann.
    A few minutes later, Courtney claimed that he picked up his wife and they drove to their trailer. When the woman fell asleep, they tried to have sex with her. However, she woke up and demanded that she be taken home. Courtney's wife then drove in their car, while Courtney and the woman sat in the backseat. He then admitted to strangling the woman to death. The two then dumped the woman's body near the Louisiana/Mississippi state line. They made no attempt to hide the body.
    When shown a picture of Mary Ann, Courtney felt certain that she was the New Orleans victim. When shown a picture of her car, he also identified it as the victim's car. When the detective questioned Courtney's wife, she told him that she had thrown the victim's purse off a bridge.
    Based on the evidence, New Orleans detectives believe that David Courtney and his wife were responsible for Mary Ann's disappearance and death. However, her body was not found where the Courtneys claimed that she was dumped.
    The woman calling herself "Dorothy" is also a possible suspect in this case. Her identity is unknown, although some suspect that she could be Courtney's wife.

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    Age progression photo to the age of 48

    Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 30, 1991 episode.
    Results: Unresolved. Courtney remains the prime suspect in Mary Ann's disappearance. He is serving a life sentence for the murder of one of his other victims. However, despite his confession, he was never charged with Mary Ann's murder. His wife was also never charged in Mary Ann's case; she served ten years in prison for her involvement in the other murders. Sadly, her daughter, Shannon, passed away in 2009. In her obituary, her mother was listed as having pre-deceased her.
    Links:

     
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  4. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://unsolved.com/gallery/mary-ann-perez/

    MARY ANN PEREZ

    A man receives a mysterious phone call that his missing mother is still alive.

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    Mary Ann Perez

    Missing:

    Gender: Female
    DOB: 1943
    Height: 5’4”
    Weight: 108 lbs.
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Reddish-brown

    CASE DETAILS

    On March 25, 1976, Mary Ann Perez of Chalmette, Louisiana, went out with a girlfriend and left her teen-aged daughter, Donna, to baby-sit the younger children. Shannon Miller is Mary Ann’s youngest daughter:

    “She told Donna that she would be calling to check on us about ten, 11 o’clock. And Donna said she got a phone call from Momma first, stating that she was okay and that she would be home shortly. And then Donna said she got a phone call from a woman by the name of Dorothy.”

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    Her car was found abandoned at the bar

    According to Mary Anne’s brother, Wayne Thomas, Dorothy called to report that Mary Ann was having car trouble.

    “When I heard about the call and heard the name Dorothy, I couldn’t imagine who in the world that could’ve been. I knew there was something wrong somewhere, the car being practically new and no reason for car trouble.”

    Mary Ann never called and never came home. Her family soon discovered that she had gone to meet her friend at a country-western club on the outskirts of New Orleans.

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    David Courtney, convicted killer

    The next morning, police found Mary Ann’s car parked in front of the club, but saw no evidence of car trouble. Three days later, Mary Ann’s purse was found in Lake Pontchartrain, ten miles away. It had been weighted down by a brick. But there was no trace of Mary Ann Perez.

    Nine years passed. Then finally, New Orleans Police got their first solid lead. A man named David Courtney and his wife had confessed to a multi-state killing spree. According to New Orleans Police Detective Bob Lambert, one of their victims seemed to have a lot in common with Mary Ann Perez :

    “When I went up to Kansas to interview David Courtney, he told me about the female he abducted in New Orleans. He stated that he was driving down the highway and pulled in the parking lot of a country western bar.”

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    Did Mary get up after she was dumped?

    According to Det. Bob Lambert, Courtney told him that he offered a ride to a woman who was too drunk home. After she accepted, he picked up his wife, and the three of them went back to the couple’s trailer:

    “He stated that this female fell asleep on a chair in the trailer and there was some sexual advancements by his wife, which woke this female up and she became disturbed and irate and upset about what was going on and then they agreed to give her a ride home at that time.”

    David Courtney stated that as his wife drove, he sat in the back seat with Courtney and strangled her. Courtney said he had already killed once. He and his wife were afraid that this woman would go to the police if they let her live. According to David Courtney, they dumped their victim near the Louisiana/Mississippi state line and made no attempt to hide her body.

    Detective Lambert had Courtney pick Mary Ann’s picture out of a line up to verify that she was indeed their victim. Lambert next questioned Courtney’s wife, specifically about Mary Ann’s purse:

    “I asked her if the female they abducted had a purse and she said yes, that she threw it over the side of a bridge that they were crossing at the time.”

    An extensive search was conducted, but no body was recovered, even though all of Courtney’s other victims had been found where he said they would be. The Courtneys were never charged with Mary Ann’s murder and her family kept their hopes alive.

    Then, fifteen years after Mary Ann disappeared, the family got a phone call from a woman who claimed to be Mary Ann’s best friend. Shawn Perez, Mary Ann’s daughter-in-law, spoke to her:

    “And she said ‘Well, it’s about Mary Ann.’ And I said, ‘What about Miss Mary Ann?’ And she said, ‘Well, Miss Mary Ann’s still alive.’

    The caller told Shawn that she was calling for Mary Ann because Mary Ann was not allowed to call herself. The caller insisted she would not be able to call again. She said, like Mary Ann, she was “not allowed.”

    The call gave hope to Mary Ann’s brother, Wayne, and the rest of the family:

    “That caused me to think, you know, more positively that she was alive. And, of course, there were statements made that it was possibly a prank call. I don’t know. But I do know that if she is alive, I’d like to see her. I’d like to find her.”

    Shannon Miller clings to the hope that David Courtney, who admits he was drunk at the time, did not succeed in strangling her to death:

    “Maybe he might have strangled her unconscious, thinking that she was dead and threw her out. Maybe she got up several hours later. Maybe there’s a possibility that she is somewhere out there.”

    Mary Ann’s brother, Wayne, wonders if his sister might have amnesia:

    “Or maybe some of the brain cells were, you know, destroyed and she can’t remember who she is.’

    David Courtney is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of one of his other victims. His wife served ten years for being his accomplice.
     
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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://identifyla.lsu.edu/profile.php?id=503


    Mary Ann Perez
    Status: missing
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    Resources

    Profile

    Missing since: 1976-03-25
    Location: Chalmette, Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana
    Date of Birth: 1943
    Sex: female
    Race: White
    Eye color: Blue
    Hair color: Reddish-brown
    Height: 64 inches
    Weight: 108 pounds
    Dental Records: Unavailable
    DNA Records: Available
    FACES Case #: 468
    Agency: New Orleans Police Department
    Agency Phone: 504-821-2222

    Additional details
    Car abandoned at a club outside New Orleans; purse found in Lake Pontchartrain. Her DOB is estimated.

    Contact us
    If you have any information concerning this case please contact the FACES Lab.
    Teresa Wilson, Assistant Research Professor, LSU - (225) 578-4761
    Maria Allaire, Research Associate, LSU - (225) 578-4775
     
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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2808dfla.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2808DFLA


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    Mary Ann Perez
    Missing since March 25, 1976 from Chalmette, Louisiana
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
      • Date Of Birth: 1943
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 33 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 108 lbs.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Reddish-brown hair; blue eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    On March 25, 1976, Mary Ann Perez of Chalmette, Louisiana, went out with a girlfriend and left her teen-aged daughter to babysit the younger children.
    She told her daughter that she would be calling to check on the children about 22.00-23.00. First she called, stating that she was OK and that she would be home shortly. And then a woman by the name of Dorothy called, to report that Mary Ann was having car trouble. Mary Ann's family did not know who Dorothy was.
    Mary Ann never called and never came home. Her family soon discovered that she had gone to meet her friend at a country-western club on the outskirts of New Orleans.

    The next morning, police found Mary Ann's car parked in front of the club, but saw no evidence of car trouble. Three days later, Mary Ann's purse was found in Lake Pontchartrain, ten miles away. It had been weighted down by a brick. But there was no trace of Mary Ann Perez.

    Convicted killer David Courtney confessed to abducting and killing Mary Ann. According to David Courtney, he and his wife dumped their victim near the Louisiana/Mississippi state line and made no attempt to hide her body. An extensive search was conducted, but no body was recovered. The Courtneys were never charged with Mary Ann's murder.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    New Orleans Police Department
    504-244-4600


    Agency Case Number: C-23901-76

    Source Information:
    Unsolved Mysteries
    NamUs MP #14115
    LSU #468
     
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    Akoya Bronze Member

    Chalmette, Louisiana

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  10. Sailor Haumea

    Sailor Haumea Member

    Amnesia after failed murder seems probable. But what happened to her afterwards?!
     
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  11. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

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    David Courtney

    Suspects: In 1985, a serial killer named David Courtney confessed that he and his wife had killed multiple women in the southern United States during the 1970s. When New Orleans detectives learned that one of the victims matched Mary Ann's description, they went to interview him.
    He stated that one night, he was driving along the highway when he stopped at a country western bar in New Orleans. He noticed an intoxicated woman trying to open her car. He offered to give her a ride, but she said she didn't want to make him drive to her home in Chalmette. However, he convinced her to enter his car. During the ride, she told him that her name was Mary Ann.
    A few minutes later, Courtney claimed that he picked up his wife and they drove to their trailer. When the woman fell asleep, they tried to have sex with her. However, she woke up and demanded that she be taken home. Courtney's wife then drove in their car, while Courtney and the woman sat in the backseat. He then admitted to strangling the woman to death. The two then dumped the woman's body near the Louisiana/Mississippi state line. They made no attempt to hide the body.
    When shown a picture of Mary Ann, Courtney felt certain that she was the New Orleans victim. When shown a picture of her car, he also identified it as the victim's car. When the detective questioned Courtney's wife, she told him that she had thrown the victim's purse off a bridge.
    Based on the evidence, New Orleans detectives believe that David Courtney and his wife were responsible for Mary Ann's disappearance and death. However, her body was not found where the Courtneys claimed that she was dumped.
    The woman calling herself "Dorothy" is also a possible suspect in this case. Her identity is unknown, although some suspect that she could be Courtney's wife.

    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Mary_Ann_Perez
     
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  12. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Could you please share your source of information about probable amnesia?
     
  13. Sailor Haumea

    Sailor Haumea Member

    In the article above, two relatives suggested that.
     
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  14. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Thank you.
     

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