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Rose Marie Bly - 10 years and a new approach from Police

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

The Polk County Sheriff's Department held a press conference earlier today to share a new approach to bring attention to the case of Rose Bly, who has now been missing for 10 years. The Sheriff's Department released a documentary to tell Rose's story in hopes that it would generate some new information that could bring answers to Rose's family. The Sheriff's Department has also released an age-progressed photo of Rose and established a new tip line. As in all missing persons cases, someone somewhere knows something. If you have any information on the disappearance of Rose Bly, please contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 715-485-8300.

This is the post from Polk County Sheriff's Department on their Facebook page:

On August 21st, 2009, Rose Marie Bly left her residence in northwest Polk County believed to be on her way to Cushing, Wisconsin.

She has not been seen or heard from since. Ten years have now passed since Rose’s family and friends have seen their loved one.

Since that day, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received over 200 tips and have interviewed more than 150 people hoping to find the answer that everyone is searching for….where is she?

This case has always been a priority and we continue to aggressively look into any and all leads as they come in. We will continue to do everything within our power to bring closure to this case for Rose’s family, her friends, and the community.

In an effort to bring this case back into the spotlight the Sheriff’s Office is taking a new approach in an effort to bring this case back into the news. The overall goal? Generate new conversation, and in turn, tips and information which will hopefully help us bring this case to a resolution.

In addition to this video, which highlights Rose’s mom’s painful journey as she continues to look for her youngest daughter, a tip line has also been established at the Sheriff’s Office.

Someone knows something; someone has the key. After 10 years, it’s time for Rose to come home.

If you have any information on the disappearance or whereabouts of Rose Bly please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 715-485-8300.

Ten years is too long. Ten years is long enough.

Any leads or information should be directed to:

Polk County Sheriff's Office


You can find more on:


The Polk County Sheriff's Department Facebook Page

Investigator Andrew Vitalis

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