3. Jean Spangler
Spangles disappeared in October 1949. Like some of the others on this list, her fame grew enormously following her disappearance. Prior to that, Spangler had appeared in some films, but she hadn’t yet made it big.
One night, she told her sister-in-law she was going to see her ex-husband before heading to a late-night film shoot. She never made it back home. Two days later, police officers found Spangler’s purse in a park. Not only were the straps ripped, but inside the purse was a note addressed to “Kirk”.
The note read: “Can’t wait any longer, so I’m going to see Dr. Scott. It will work best while mother is away.”
A friend of hers would later say that she was trying to have an illegal abortion. As for the mysterious Kirk, he was never identified.