Disappearance[ edit ] On June 24,Margaret Ellen Fox had plans to meet with a man who called himself "John Marshall" in regards to a babysitting job. Marshall had responded to an advertisement she had placed for her services and stated he needed a babysitter the following weekend, but postponed the first several meetings with her.
He finally said that he would meet her in a red Volkswagen. Fox took a bus to get to Mount Holly.
Her younger sister accompanied her to the bus stop and saw her board the bus. She has not been seen since.
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Upon investigation, authorities discovered that "John Marshall" gave Fox a phone prior to her disappearance. The was later traced to a supermarket in Lumberton.
Authorities immediately knew that the circumstances surrounding Fox's disappearance were suspicious in nature, believing that the girl became the victim of an abduction. Several other parents complained of men trying to lure their daughters with fake job offers.
Ina suspect in her case confessed to involvement in her disappearance but it turned out to be false. Marshall has never been identified. The man stated, "10, might be a lot of bread, but your daughter's life is the buttered topping. Efforts have been made in recent years to identify this man whom police and budlington Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI believe to be Fox's abductor.