Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Brian Noll confirms that Maggie Cruz is not Beth Doe.
Noll says that Maggie had been reported missing out of Framingham, Massachusetts, more than 40 years ago. Police there were able to find a missing person report which contained her social security number and with that, Noll said, he was able to track her down.
Trooper Noll says he spoke with Maggie this morning. "She was relieved that it wasn't her," said Noll. "She is alive and well and is living in New Jersey."
Jane Foust had contacted Pennsylvania State Police in April of 2019 because she believed that Beth Doe could be her foster sister. She stated that the two ran away to Tarrytown, New York, in 1973, and that was the last time and place she saw her.
Foust told investigators that she received a call from her foster sister in 1976 saying she was pregnant and needed money. She never heard from her again after that.
Investigators followed the tip and reached out to the public for help in locating "Maggie" in order to confirm or rule her out as their "Beth Doe." Pennsylvania State Police have been trying to solve the "Beth Doe" case for decades but no family has ever come forward to identify the young woman. "The search for new leads in the Beth Doe case continues," said Noll.
This new development eliminates "Maggie" as "Beth Doe" and also closes the missing persons report in Framingham, Massachusetts. Foust says she's relieved to learn that her foster sister is alive and well and would really like to connect with her.
Anyone with information about "Beth Doe" should contact PA State Police or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-The-Lost.
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Claudia Rivero Investigative Reporter/Producer