Anne Marie Kirrane Missing since September 12, 1985 from Pleasantville, Bedford County
Vital Statistics Date of Birth: July 4, 1930 Age at Time of Disappearance: 55 Height: 5'6" Weight: 115 to 120 lbs Hair Color: Blonde Eye Color: Blue Vehicle: blue 1982 Datsun Nickname: Nancy Dentals: Available
Case Details On Monday, September 9, 1985, Anne Marie Kirrane, left Philadelphia in what was described as 'a depressed state'. By all indications, she was leaving with intentions of starting over, away from her family and the city she had lived in her entire life. It was later learned that Anne had checked into a motel in Breezewood at about 4pm on Wednesday, September 11th. For whatever reason, she checked out that same day and headed to Bedford, checking into the Econo-Lodge at about 8:30 that evening. She called her family once, telling them that she was considering renting an apartment and looking for a job in the Bedford area. On Thursday, September 12, Anne checked out of the Econo-Lodge and headed west. What time she checked out is unknown. The motel thought that she had checked out at 9:40am, but two people reported that they had seen her car on the side of Route 56, near the Peg (or Peggy) Westover Curve, at around 7am. It was there, about 5 miles west of Pleasantville, that the car was found abandoned on Saturday, September 14th. The car was abandoned but not disabled. There was a full tank of gas and the keys were in the ignition. Inside the car were Anne's clothes, purse, a number of traveler's checks, her license and copies of three letters to family back in Philadelphia. Also found was a newspaper with several classified ads circled. One was for an apartment rental with a Johnstown number. It was determined that Anne had called the number on Wednesday, but had not called again. A three day search of the mountain was conducted but the only thing found was a sweater that was believed to belong to Anne. It still had the price tag on it and had been bought at the Bedford Murphy's Mart on Thursday. Officials expressed the possibility that Anne was not on the mountain, but may have gotten a ride from someone else traveling on Route 56. One of the search dogs would go to the sweater, then back to the roadside, to the sweater and back to the roadside...as if Anne had gotten into another car. Police checked hospitals and other police departments in the area and neighboring states with no results and flyers with Anne's photo were widely distributed, but no trace of her was ever found.
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Pennsylvania State Police Troop G - Bedford 814-623-6133
Agency Case Number: G02-0258096 NCIC Number: M-361551741