Missing since: 05/30/74
Missing from : Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 03/20/47
Age at disappearance: 26
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: Distinctive burn scars on left arm and torso from severe burns when a child. This may be apparent in her bone structure since this occurred when she was about 9 years old.
Clothing: Yellow shorts and a blue top.
AKA: Annita Maria Musto
DNA: mtDNA Available in CODIS
Circumstances of Disappearance
Price was last seen around 8:45 PM when she left to go to work at The Flamingo Club in Benwood, West Virginia on May 30, 1974. She never arrived at work and was never seen again.
The vehicle she was driving belonged to her boyfriend, and was described as a early 1970′s AMC Sportabout (a four door Gremlin) green in color.
The vehicle was discovered the next morning sitting along West Virginia Route 2 which is the major north south route along the Ohio River between Moundsville and Wheeling, West Virginia. There was no evidence of a struggle, although some cosmetics, including lipstick and an eyeliner, were lying on the seat of the car. Annita’s disappearance was not reported to police for three days.
Annita had been going through a divorce and there was a custody battle for her two children.
Authorities believe her disappearance is connected to foul play in some manner.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
West Virginia State Police
My mother disappeared over 40 years ago. I was 5 and my brother 3. She was on her way to work but she never made it to her job. She was never seen or heard from again and her family believes she met with foul play. Her remains have never been found and most of the people we believe to be involved in her disappearance have passed away. We feel that our chance to find the truth may have passed. While we would love to have answers we really pray for the ability to accept the fact that we may never no what happened to my mom. Thank you all for praying.
Madonna Layne – Daughter
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