Noreen Anne Greenley
Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: September 14, 1963 from Bowmanville, Ontario
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 1950
Weight: 99 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on right knee, birth mark
on left knee, brown mole left breast, freckles on nose.
Clothing: Pink sweater, black jeans, white blouse, a dark
blue change purse with $0.70 inside.
Jewelry: Thin silver necklace with blue pendant.
Case Number: 1963-2112
Details of Disappearance
Noreen Greenley was last seen leaving her friend's home at 11:00 pm on September 14, 1963. She told her friend she was going to wait for the bus which stopped just across the street. The bus driver was interviewed and stated he did not pick her up.
Noreen and her friend Bonnie Wilkins had spent that Saturday evening bowling with Bonnie’s new boyfriend, Gary Woolner, at Liberty Bowl. Afterwards the teen went with her friends to a local restaurant before heading for Bonnie’s house at Waverley Road and the old Highway 2. But Bonnie wanted to be alone with her boyfriend, so Noreen left to catch the bus home.
A witness saw a young girl get into a small blue car and sit close to the driver at this time and location. He described the car as a 1957-1959 Ford Prefect in good condition.
Noreen's sister Joyce Greenley, 12 then, said she was walking with friends that night when a car swerved by, almost hitting them, and she believes she heard Noreen’s scream before the car disappeared down Holt Road. Their father and older brother chased after the car without finding it.
Noreen was a a middle child in a Bowmanville family of seven children. She worked at a gas bar in town at the time. Both her parents have since died.
More than 400 volunteers searched the area north of Hwy. 401 to Concession Road 3 for Noreen in the days following her disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Durham Regional Police Service
National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains