Family Marks 48 Years Since Girl's Abduction
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Forty-eight years after Elizabeth Ann Gill was abducted while playing in the front yard of her southeast Missouri home, her relatives believe she is still alive.
Thursday marked the anniversary of the abduction in Cape Girardeau. Elizabeth was 2 at the time.
Her family told KFVS-TV they believe that Elizabeth was put up for adoption on the black market and is likely still alive. Her sister, Martha Hamilton, and others close to the family spent Thursday mailing out flyers with photos showing what Elizabeth might look like at age 50.
While relatives believe Elizabeth is alive, they doubt she has any memory of her family in Cape Girardeau because she was so young at the time of the abduction.