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Mary Bernice Lange
Burlington, IA (Des Moines County)
Case # 70-01291
December 17, 1970
Mary Bernice Lange — engaged in a bitter divorce with her husband Marvin — was found dead nine miles west of Burlington on December 17, 1970. The 37-year-old mother of three had been struck several times in the head and left to drown in Long Creek, a mere 15-minute drive in a path that led directly back to the couple’s farm.