The 14-Year-Old Who Placed A Babysitting Ad And Then Disappeared Forever

After placing the ad, Margaret Ellen received a call from a man identifying himself as “John Marshall”. Margaret Ellen left a note telling her parents where she was going and got on a bus to the nearby town of Mount Holly, NJ, another little town 7 miles away.

In 1974 in the village of Burlington, New Jersey a 14-year-old woman, Margaret Ellen Fox, disappeared without a trace after putting an ad in the local paper marketing her babysitting services.

When she never ever returned from her childcare task, Margaret Ellens family called the police. The number John Marshall offered Margaret Ellen was found to come from a phone cubicle at a supermarket in Lumberton, NJ. Mount Holly is in between the towns of Burlington and Lumberton.

Quickly after Margaret Ellen vanished, a man began telephoning the Fox home. Authorities eavesdroped on these calls as the caller demanded ransom for Margaret Ellen. The man on the phone said “$ 10,000 may be a great deal of bread, however your childs life is the buttered topping.” In 2019, the FBI cleaned up the audio recording of the mans voice and launched it to the public in the hopes of discovering justice for Margaret Ellen. You can hear the males voice listed below:

https://thoughtcatalog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/newark-margaret-ellen-fox-phone-call-062419.mp3Other moms and dads in the Burlington area came forward after Margaret Ellens disappearance and stated their children had actually just recently received suspicious fake task offers too.

2 years after Margaret Ellen vanished a guy came forward and declared to be John Marshall, the man who abducted Margaret Ellen, and the voice on the phone recording. Upon more examination, it was identified the guy was lying and the confession was a scam.

The FBI is still pursuing Margaret Ellens kidnapper. Of the FBIs “long memory” in examining cold cases and the $25,000 reward they continue to use, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Joseph Denahan stated in their 2019 press release “The community we serve has our solemn promise that we will pursue all viable choices in the interest of delivering justice. We understand that in missing individuals cases, particularly those including kids, there is a liked one or household at the other end enduring heartache every day due to the fact that there is no conclusion. We hope this restored effort will produce results that might give Margaret Foxs family some sense of closure.”

In 2019 the FBI likewise worked with professionals to develop a photo of what Margaret Ellen Fox would look like today, as a lady in her 50s:

After positioning the ad, Margaret Ellen got a call from a male recognizing himself as “John Marshall”. Margaret Ellen left a note informing her parents where she was going and got on a bus to the neighboring town of Mount Holly, NJ, another small town 7 miles away. Soon after Margaret Ellen vanished, a man began phoning the Fox home. In 2019, the FBI cleaned up the audio recording of the mans voice and launched it to the public in the hopes of finding justice for Margaret Ellen.

FBIMargaret Ellens siblings are still alive and some still live in Burlington.