Ellen “Helen” McArthur mysteriously disappeared while walking to Crow Wing Village on a warm spring day nearly 150 years ago.
She was Minnesota’s earliest missing-person’s case. And her mysterious and tragic loss all those years ago, more recently opened a door to the creation of a team working to identify the remains of people recovered from unmarked graves across the state. Overall, the team provided possible names or identities for well over 80% of the individual skeletons investigated during the duration of the project.
The project team is now planning a day-long presentation in a public forum, hosted by the Hamline University Center for Anthropological Services. The date and time of this event will be announced later this spring.