7-year-old Adele Wells disappeared on her way to school in Flint 64 years ago

She had stayed home with a slight cold, left for school late

Adele Wells Actual photo (L); Age progressed to 60 (R) (NCMEC)

FLINT, Mich. – A 7-year-old girl who vanished on her way to school in Flint has been missing for 64 years.

Adele Marie Wells was last seen on Nov. 21, 1958. According to police, she was walking to Jefferson Elementary School after staying home that morning with a slight cold.

Adele stopped at her grandmother’s house first, just blocks from her school, to show her how her mother had nicely done up her hair that day for school. She left her grandmother’s home and was never seen again.

She was last seen wearing a grey cotton coat, a blue dress with small animal figures along the hemline, red knee-length socks, and black shoes.

DetailsAdele Wells
Missing SinceNov. 21, 1958
Missing FromFlint
Age Missing7
Age Now71
Weight50 lbs

Anyone with information should contact the Flint Police Department at 810-237-6800.

Adele Marie Wells actual photo (L); Age progressed to 63 years old (R) (NamUs)

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