Amelia J. Zelko
Missing since September, 25, 1957, from Joliet, Will County, Illinois
Age at the time of disappearance : 47 years old.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White Female
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Zelko disappeared from Illinois in 1957. She was a newspaperwoman, running a weekly paper in Joliet. On the same day that Zelko disappeared, a witness claimed she saw some men bury the body of a woman near her home, but Zelko was never recovered.
All that was found were Zelko's two shoes. When she was in danger, she had told friends she would kick off her shoes and run.
She had blasted mobsters and political corruption on the front page of her weekly newspaper, The Spectator. On The Spectator's pages, Molly had also actively crusaded against gambling. It is unknown if any of this was related to her disappearance. Zelko was declared legally dead in 1964.