Mary Jo Lee Long

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.

Investigating Agency

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

Austin Police Department 507-437-9400

NCMEC Number: 602861

Source Information:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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