Left: Mary circa 1981 Right: Age Progressed to age 52
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: December 27, 1981 from Gardena, Los Angeles County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: June 6, 1964
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5’5″; 115 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes
Circumstances of Disappearance
Mary Jo Long went missing from Austin, Minnesota on December 27th 1981. She was living with her mother in the area and went to Austin High School. She moved to Gardena, California to live with her father without her mother’s permission.
Mary enrolled in Gardena High School and lived in the 13700 block of Alma in Gardena with her father. She disappeared from Gardena on February 22nd 1982 but was not reported missing for 7 years afterwards. Her disappearance remains unsolved and Minnesota authorities are investigating.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Austin Police Department 507-437-9400
NCMEC Number: 602861