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Marilyne Chamberlain, 65: D.C. Woman Disappears Under Suspicious Circumstances In 1998

Erika Marie • OurBlackGirls

Unfortunately, this story about one of our elders has gone without movement for decades. There wasn't much to find when searching for information about this cold case. Marilyne Chamberlain and her missing person case have only been documented within a few sentences that speak about her last movements before she mysteriously vanished from Maryland on November 2, 1998.

Further, Marilyne's personal life is unknown. Yet, it was stated that she was a former federal employee. What she did exactly wasn't shared in reports, nor were there details regarding how long it had been since she held that position.

The Missing Woman's Last Known Movements

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) reported that on a Fall day in 1998, Marilyne Chamberlain went to the Federal Credit Union at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where she completed a transaction. There have not been reports to suggest anything out of the ordinary about that interaction, and once she left the bank, she was tracked to a nearby Sears and Roebuck department store, where she stopped to pay a bill.

What happened next is speculative, as it has been stated that there was a possibility that Marilyne was seen traveling on a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority subway, or the Metro, in Landover Hills, Maryland, later on in the day. The exact timings of her movements have not been shared; that was the last contact anyone had with the 65-year-old.

The ins and outs of the investigation are also unclear, but it has been suggested that authorities believe foul play may have been involved. The circumstances related to her case are considered to be suspicious. If any persons of interest are connected with this case, that information has not been shared publicly.

Marilyne Chamberlain: What To Know

At the time of her disappearance, Marilyne Chamberlain stood 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 145 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair that was partially gray and brown eyes. Marilyne has pierced ears, a scar on her upper left arm, and she wore glasses with a round frame that was brown or burgundy. She was last seen wearing a black or blue dress, a black trench coat, a watch, and a black handbag. She possibly had two upper molar teeth missing. It is unclear if her DNA or fingerprints are on file. Marilyne would be 89 years old at the time of this publication.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Prince George's County Police Department at (301) 352-1200 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 620372.

Please share this story about Marilyne Chamberlain to help reignite interest in her missing person case. She is our sister, and her life matters.

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