Ruth Muriel Egnoski
Updated: Jan 9, 2022
Ruth Egnoski was 18 when she went missing. It is unclear as to her as to when exactly that she went missing, but it is believed to be sometime between 1964 and 1966. Her updated profile on NamUs lists the last date of contact as being August 1, 1964.
Ruth’s family reported her as missing to police, but they did not investigate at that time. The family later hired a private investigator that said that Ruth had traveled from her home in Delevan by bus to Chicago, Illinois. The trail ends there, and no one has seen or heard from Ruth again.
Police found Ruth’s driver’s license and Social Security card in 1973 in the custodian’s office of Wileman Elementary School in Delevan. Ruth’s father worked as a custodian at the school. In the mid 1980’s, an employee of Wileman Elementary School found 2 hard sided, blue suitcases hidden in the suspended ceiling in the custodian’s office.
Police have continued to investigate this case, and in 2002, dug a 12 foot wide pit behind the Egnoski family home at 1014 Center Street in Delevan. The family built the home in 1962 and the lived there until they sold it in 1971. Police did find a crawl space under the family room but they said that it was empty.
Ruth is described as a white/Caucasian female, between 5’2” and 5’6” tall and between 100 and 135 pounds. She has brown hair. It is not known what he was last wearing at the time he went missing.
Ruth would be 73 years old today.
Despite limited information, and how long Ruth has been missing, law enforcement is still trying to find the answers about what happened to Ruth.
Any leads or information should be directed to:
Delavan Police Department
Chief Jim Hansen
You can find out more on NamUs:
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System Case #MP36703
"Authorities confirm identity of woman who disappeared more than 30 years ago" The Journal Times/ November 6, 2002