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Marilyn Lanier, 45: Walked Out Of House & Disappeared In 2003

She & her boyfriend were arguing because he wanted her to go to rehab.

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The last time anyone saw Marilyn Lanier, she was reportedly having an argument with her boyfriend. Like hundreds of other cases covered her on OBG, there isn’t much known about Marilyn. She was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania nearly two decades ago when she seemingly vanished. The investigation into the case is unclear, but there doesn’t seem to be any movement.

According to reports, Marilyn Lanier was last seen in the area of the 7500 block of Broad Street on March 30, 2003. It is presumed that was the location of her residence where she lived with her boyfriend. It was approximately 7:00 p.m. when Marilyn and her beau were at odds, he would later tell police, because he was trying to convince her to enter a drug rehabilitation program. He claimed that she did not want to go so she stormed out of their apartment. The severity of her alleged substance abuse is unknown, but it was reported that she has a long history of drug use.

Marilyn was never seen again and it is unknown where she was headed when she left.

It has been stated that she was known to hang around a particular strip mall called the Progress Plaza in northern Philadelphia. However, reports state that her family told authorities that it was unlike Marilyn to leave without altering or contacting her loved ones. The 45-year-old also lived with schizophrenia which could play a factor in her case.

At the time of her disappearance, Marilyn Lanier stood 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 110 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. Marilyn was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, blue jeans, a black coat, and black boots. Both of her ears are pierced, she has a two-inch scar on her right leg, and a gap in between her upper front teeth. Marilyn would be 63-years-old at the time of this publication.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at (215) 686-3093 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 03-23-15050.

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Beverly Kaye McBride, 48: Loving Grandmother Found Murdered In 2007

Weeks after being reported missing, Beverly’s remains were located by a man cutting grass.

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This is a case that was brought to my attention by a supporter of Our Black Girls, and it is one that I never heard of out of Texas. It was back in August 2007 when Beverly Kaye McBride, a loving mother and matriarch, was tragically killed in Beaumont. Searching for any updated information since 2007 has proven to be difficult, but the person who sent me this case was able to provide some photos of a news article published all those years ago. (more…)

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