On May 23, 1955, 8 year-old Jeannie Singleton disappeared on her way home from school in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The next nine days went down in Michigan’s history as the second largest manhunt. The searchers included Western Michigan University students, youth groups, workers from several companies that were voluntarily shut down to assist in the search and troops from multiple branches of the military.
Despite the manpower being used to search for Jeannie, it would be five youths playing hide-and-seek in a pine grove that would make a horrific discovery they would never forget, a discovery that allowed Jeannie to be brought home one final time.
The rape and murder of Jeannie Singleton remains unsolved.
Read about the case that left Kalamazoo parents gripped in fear and learn of a small girl that should never be forgotten; let her silent voice now be heard.