On April 27, 1967, Marianne Schuett was abducted from Kilbride. Marianne’s abduction was devastating to her family and caused shock and dismay throughout the village of Kilbride and across southern Ontario. As news of the tragic event spread, hundreds of people joined in the search for Marianne, but their efforts were to no avail.
It remains the hope of all who know Marianne’s story that someone who knows something will come forward with information about her disappearance. It is not too late to bring closure to her family and her community.
At the request of the Schuett family, the Kilbride History Group has initiated the placement of a memorial bench in front of Kilbride Public School, close to the location where Marianne was abducted. This installation has been made possible through the assistance of the City of Burlington, and the entire cost of the bench ($3,922) has been raised already by Marianne’s family and through word-of-mouth fundraising. Further updates about about the installation of the memorial bench will be coming soon.
Newspaper coverage of the abduction can be viewed at Halton Historical Indexes Halton News archive.
A recent article (2019) written by Melanie Hennessy is available from Simcoe County News: ONTARIO COLD CASE: Parents beg abductor ‘to phone or write us’ after daughter disappears.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Halton Regional Police’s Investigative Services at 905-825-4747 ext. 8760 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.