Left: Marjorie circa 1984 Right: Age Progressed to age 41
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: May 27, 1984 from Greenacres, Palm Beach County, Florida
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: April 7, 1976
Age: 8 years old
Height and Weight: 4’0″; 60 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White Female, Brown hair, Hazel eyes, Marjorie is hearing-impaired, Marjorie has a scar on her right arm, Marjorie also has a strawberry birthmark on her right back near her right hip, Marjorie has a slight speech impediment and her teeth are crooked, she may go by the nickname “Christy”
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A Turquoise body suite
Circumstances of Disappearance
Marjorie Luna was last seen as she walked to grocery store on the corner of her street to buy cat food on May 27th 1984. She made the purchase at approximately 3:00 pm but may have stayed at the store longer to play video games.
It’s also possible that Marjorie went to a nearby park to play after she bought the food. She never returned home and was discovered to be missing at approximately 8:30 pm by her sister who woke up their mother 30 minutes later and said Marjorie was missing.
Authorities immediately started to search for her. They have always believed that the girl fell victim to foul play and was presumed to have been abducted. Some reports indicate that Marjorie’s turquoise body suite she was wearing that day was found in a swampy, wooded area near her home. No other trace of her has been found.
Authorities considered that Marjorie’s two neighbors, Willis and Charles Rambo, may have been involved in Marjorie’s disappearance. Marjorie has visited the Rambo brothers house several times prior to her disappearance. Someone also reported that they had seen Charles giving Marjorie money.
After Marjorie’s disappearance, authorities interviewed her 6 year old best friend who said that the Rambo brothers had molested her. They were charged with this. Authorities searched their property but did not find anything to implicate them in Marjorie’s disappearance. They deny being involved in any way.
They were both charged with lewd assault and were sentenced to a decades long probation. In 1991, Willis was then sentenced to 4 life terms for the sexual abuse of his two stepdaughters. Charles currently lives in Tennessee.
Authorities also believe that Victor George Wonyetye, may have been involved in Marjorie’s disappearance. He worked as a golf course worker at the time and was reportedly seen outside the grocery store that Marjorie went to to buy the cat food. He also attended a party that took place in Marjorie’s neighborhood.
Wonyetye is also a suspect in the 1984 abduction of Tammy Lynn Belanger who vanished from New Hampshire. He moved the New Hampshire after Marjorie’s disappearance and worked at a location near the sight of Tammy’s disappearance.
Victors criminal record dates back to the 1960s and has been previously convicted of sexual assaults and various other offenses. Even though he hasn’t been charged with either case, authorities suspect he was likely involved in both. In 1992, he was arrested and sentenced to 75 years for burglary and indecent exposure in Florida. At the trial, some of his fellow inmates testified that Wonyetye confessed to abducting and killing both Marjorie and Tammy in 1984.
Marjorie’s mother screamed at Wonyetye during the trial and said she knew he had killed her daughter. He has not been charged. He was released in 2012 and died later on.
Authorities have stated that the Rambo brothers and Wonyetye are not the only suspects in Marjorie’s case. Authorities have named two men who both lived in homes near Marjorie’s at the time of her abduction. Delbert Mosher is one of those men. He was named as a possible suspect in 2010. He was arrested three times for child molestation and died in Tennessee prison over 2 decades after Marjorie’s disappearance.
Another man, William Ferris, is also considered a possible suspect in the case. He lived near one of Marjorie’s friends. The friends house was located just on the other side of the block from her route to the grocery store. Marjorie could’ve easily reached her friends house by cutting through the yards.
Marjorie’s friend was not home on the day of her disappearance but if she tried to visit the friend not knowing this, she would’ve passed Williams residence. William would later be arrested in Virginia for child molestation.
When William was initially questioned regarding Marjorie’s disappearance, he at first denied that he knew the girl but later told investigators he did in fact know the girl. Williams wife sometimes babysat for Marjorie’s friend and the two often played together while in her care. His wife stated that one day while the girls were playing he said one of them would disappear.
After Marjorie’s vanished, he said she would never be found. While what he says raises some suspicion and red flags, authorities have no evidence to implicate Ferris in Marjorie’s disappearance.
Marjorie’s case remains unsolved. Her mother at one point moved away from the home she lived in when Marjorie when she vanished but has since moved back to the home. She remains optimistic that she will find answers in Marjorie’s case.
Marjorie remains missing and foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office
NCMEC Number: 601802