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Story of Gloria Jean Abotossaway

Gloria was born August 7th, 1963. She went by the nickname “Marty.” Gloria Jean was last seen on Friday, February 14, 1992 when she was 28 years old.

She was residing at 90 Shuter Street at the time of her disappearance and told family members she was going to Moss Park with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend is only known as ‘Lenny’, and they were apparently going to meet a man called ‘Bob Russo’.

Gloria left behind most of her belongings at her address but she did take her Birth Certificate and status card with her. Her card has been inactive and she has not filed a tax return since 2000.

She was a member of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nations, otherwise known as Sucker Creek First Nations in Little Current, Manitoulin, Ontario.

On the same night as her disappearance David Marlatt was killed in Gloria’s apartment. Two men were charged and convicted of his death. Officers spoke with Gloria that night and it was determined she was not involved but she went missing shortly after. The reason for her disappearance is still unknown but investigators are trying to determine if it was as a result of the homicide.

At the time of her disappearance, Gloria was described as 5’2″, 130 lbs., with long brown hair and brown eyes.


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