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Connie Converse
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Age 49
Race White
Sex Female
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan
Disappeared August 1974
Missing for 47 years
Height 5'7 - 5'10
Weight 140 - 170 pounds
Classification Suspected suicide

Elizabeth Eaton "Connie" Converse was an American singer-songwriter that disappeared in 1974. She voluntarily left her residence in Michigan and may have committed suicide thereafter.

Background

She was born in New Hampshire and later attended some college in Massachusetts. She was raised in a religious household and was an excellent student. During the 1950s, she resided in New York when focused on her music career.

Converse moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1961 after struggling with her music sales. She worked as a secretary and later as a contributor and managing editor for the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

While her depression intensified after leaving New York, she spent time in England and Alaska.

Case

In August 1974, Converse wrote a series of letters to loved ones regarding her desire to "start a new life" and her desire for their understanding. She did not attend a yearly family gathering and had left with her belongings, driving a Volkswagen Beetle.

After this, she failed to contact friends and family. Activities following her voluntary absence are unknown. A private investigator stated he could not reveal her location if he uncovered her whereabouts, citing her leaving on her own accord.

Some theorized she may have drowned herself by driving into a body of water. Documentations in phone books reported a woman with the same name residing in Kansas or Oklahoma, but were not investigated further. There is little evidence she was murdered.

Her music became better known in the early and mid-2000s, decades after she vanished.

Characteristics

  • Brown hair.
  • Her eye color may have been brown or blue
  • She wore glasses.
  • A hysterectomy was recommended by doctors preceding her disappearance.
    • It is unknown if she underwent the surgery.
  • She smoked and drank regularly prior to her disappearance.
  • She had a history of depression.
  • Although she never confirmed or denied, some speculated she may have been a lesbian.

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