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Thirteen-year-old Beverly was last seen at her single-story home in the 200 block of west 11th Street in Junction City, Kansas on July 4, 1978.

A young friend was staying over on the night Beverly disappeared and was sleeping in another bed in the same room.

In the early morning hours, most of Beverly's family as well as her friend woke up and went to the front door to watch a disturbance across the street. They thought Beverly was with them, but once the commotion was over, they realized she was gone.

The screen had been cut and removed from the bedroom window; it was lying about 10 feet from the house.

None of Beverly's clothes were missing and the $12 that she was saving for an upcoming trip to camp was left behind. Authorities believe that someone removed Beverly from her bedroom between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m.

None of Beverly's family members are considered suspects in her case, but little information is available regarding her apparent abduction.

As of 2019, Beverly's case remains unsolved.


Beverly is described as an African-American female with black hair, brown eyes, is 4'8 and weighs 54 pounds. She has moles on her face, a mark on her chest and was born with an extra bone in her middle finger which looks like a partial finger.

She was last seen wearing a green nightgown and blue underwear.

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