Abduction of Marianne Schuett

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. As of 2020, the circumstances and perpetrator of Marianne’s disappearance are still unknown.

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.

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.

Remembering Marianne Schuett

If you’re walking through the village of Kilbride and need to stop and take a rest, you’ll find a bench facing the road at the corner of Kilbride and Panton Streets. It has been placed at the crossroads in front of Kilbride Public School to remember a 10-year-old girl called Marianne Schuett, who was abducted from the village on April 27, 1967, as she made her way home from school. The resulting search for Marianne was one of the largest in Ontario’s history, with an estimated 18,000 people involved in attempts to find her. Despite repeated and ongoing search efforts, Marianne has not yet been found.

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Remembering Marianne Schuett

Marianne was abducted on April 27, 1967 just in front of Kilbride School as she walked home. Sarah Farr, has written about Marianne and that tragic event with permission of the Schuett family. Remembering Marianne Schuett by Sarah Farr, Kilbride History Group

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Marianne Schuett Bench Dedication

Recently a bench was placed in front of Kilbride Public School in the village of Kilbride. On October 2, 2021 it was finally dedicated to the memory of Marianne Schuett. On October 27, 1967 Marianne was abducted on Kilbride Street on her way home. The ensuing search was massive. The family and community as you…

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Marianne Schuett Memorial Bench

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…

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