Norma Maynard (Courtesy Iowa Dept. of Public Safety)

Norma Maynard (Courtesy Iowa Dept. of Public Safety)

Norma Mae Maynard

Missing Person

Norma Mae (Schlicht) Maynard
Age at Report: 61
DOB: September 2, 1917
Weight: 175 lbs.
Height: 5′ 03″
Hair: Grey
Eyes: Blue
Incident Type: Involuntary disappearance
Missing From: Boone, IA
Boone County
Investigating Agencies: Boone Police Department and
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
Boone Police Department Case Number: 79936
Iowa DCI Case Number: 9002361
NCIC Number: M-412296838
NamUs MP Number: 17124
Missing Since: February 3, 1979

Norma Mae Maynard, 61, vanished under mysterious circumstances from Boone Iowa, on February 3, 1979, just two weeks after her husband’s death.

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Maynard’s son, Carl Edward Maynard, told police his mother took a bus and left the area, although Mrs. Maynard was not known to use buses as a form of transportation.

At the time she went missing, Mrs. Maynard was described as a 5-foot-3 white female weighing 175 pounds. She had grey hair and blue eyes.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety Missing Person Information Clearinghouse lists her incident type as “Involuntary Disappearance,” meaning a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that the disappearance was not voluntary — i.e. an abduction or kidnapping.

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) states that dental information and charting for Mrs. Maynard is available and entered.

A DNA sample has been submitted and tests are complete.

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Norma Maynard has a headstone in Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery, though her grave is empty.
About Norma Maynard

Norma Mae Maynard was born Sept. 2, 1917.

She married Carl Emmet Maynard (DOB Aug. 20, 1914) on June 15, 1948 and they had one son, Carl Edward Maynard.

Norma’s husband Carl — a 64-year-old World War II veteran who served in the US Army — died at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines on January 19, 1979.

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Carl Maynard died just two weeks before his wife mysteriously vanished.

Two weeks later, Norma vanished under suspicious circumstances.

Mr. Maynard was laid to rest at Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Boone, Iowa.

Relatives later erected a headstone for Norma, though her remains have never been recovered.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding Norma Maynard’s mysterious disappearance or death, please contact Commander John Sloter at the Boone Police Department at 515-432-3456 or Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Michael Motsinger at (515) 725-0030.

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5 Responses to Norma Maynard

  1. Nate Isolini says:

    Was Carl Maynard poisoned. That might be. Should exzom. The body for a forensic team.

    • Jim says:

      He died on the operating table. his wife had signed the permission papers for them to replace a blocked artery. She became depressed after his death thinking it was her fault he died. She and her husband were very close and always traveled together. She never had a diver’s license since he was her main means of transportation. She did buy a bus ticket that took her as far as Colorado. After that, she disappeared. Social Security wouldn’t give out any information as to whether she was receiving benefits in another state. She did have a brother living in Texas and that was where her son, Ed, thought she had gone. She never showed up there and she never surfaced again.
      The house she and her husband lived in has not been razed. It’s still standing and as a matter of fact, the letter ‘M’ is still on the screen door.

  2. Jim Crouse says:

    He died on the operating table. his wife had signed the permission papers for them to replace a blocked artery. She became depressed after his death thinking it was her fault he died. She and her husband were very close and always traveled together. She never had a diver's license since he was her main means of transportation. She did buy a bus ticket that took her as far as Colorado. After that, she disappeared. Social Security wouldn't give out any information as to whether she was receiving benefits in another state. She did have a brother living in Texas and that was where her son, Ed, thought she had gone. She never showed up there and she never surfaced again.
    The house she and her husband lived in has not been razed. It's still standing and as a matter of fact, the letter 'M' is still on the screen door.

  3. Jody Ewing says:

    Jim, thanks so much for the information. We'd been told the house had been razed, but I've since deleted that information. I appreciate your having taken time to share your thoughts!

  4. tina says:

    the bus ticket went as far as Colorado… any proof she actually boarded the bus? sad.. someone hurt her.

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