FBI Needs Your Help Figuring Out an El Paso Cold Case from 1979
True crime lovers of El Paso, it's time to unite to help solve this case.
On Wednesday, FBI El Paso Tweeted out that they need the public's help in solving the case of Margaret Mary Hart, whose remains were found in 1979 in the Franklin Mountains.
The official report reads:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's El Paso Field Office is seeking information regarding the death of Margaret Mary Hart. On September 9, 1979, a group of
teenagers hiking in the area near Transmountain Road found badly decomposed human remains on military property in the Franklin Mountains. The body was
later identified as Margaret Mary Hart. Hart's body was found nude, with her clothing nearby. Her t-shirt read “Keep the Magic.”
The statement continued that Hart was found with two pieces of jewelry; a necklace that was "made of catgut or fishing line with a small ivory heart framed by two metal doves".
The other piece of jewelry was a gold colored ring.
Inside, the ring was inscribed with, "Love M.W.B.”
The FBI also notes that Hart had surgery on her right knee earlier in the same year in which she was murdered, which hindered her mobility.
Hart previously had ties to Illinois, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. She attended the following schools in El Paso: St. Joseph’s Parochial School, Loretto
Academy, and possibly Burges High School. Hart was born on April 26 of 1954- so she was only 25 at the time of her death.
According to old El Paso Times records shared by Trish Long, Hart was reported missing on September 6, 1979 when her boyfriend, Brian Robinson, who said Hart left their apartment to walk to a nearby drugstore, but never returned.
Hart's body was found on September 10th, and her remains were identified on September 14- all according to reports from The El Paso Times.
In El Paso, everyone knows everyone, so I'm sure someone out there has to have some information. If you have any information concerning Hart, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
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