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Janet Callies

Where is Janet Callies?

  • Last updated: May 12, 2023
  • Grand Island, NE
  • November 15, 1978

Overview of Janet Callies

Janet Callies disappeared on November 15, 1978. Janet Callies was the mother of three children. She was born on October 24, 1938. Unfortunately, there is limited information about Janet as a person.

Janet is described as a 40-year-old white female with brown hair and green eyes. It is estimated that she weighed approximately 115-130 pounds and was 5'1"-5"3 tall. It is possible that she may have been using the last name Jones.

On the evening of her disappearance, Janet was already at a local bar, The Sundowner, when she called her daughter to make dinner plans around 7:30 PM. By 8:30 PM, Janet had left the bar to pick up her daughter, who was at her apartment. However, Janet never arrived at the apartment.

At the time of her disappearance, Janet was driving a red and white four-door 1975 Dodge Dart with a Nebraska License plate 8C4696. Her car was never recovered. Days later, on November 21, 1978, Janet's ex-husband reported her missing. Her ex-husband has never been named.

The case was broken open in the 1980s during Henry Lee Lucas' false confession spree. Lucas and his partner Ottis Toole claimed that they killed Janet together and buried the body north of Grand Island. Her car, a 1975 Dodge Dart with Nebraska license plate number 8C4696, was allegedly driven over to Canada and sold for scrap metal. Neither of these claims were ever verified and the men were not charged for her kidnapping. The only details that Lucas provided that suggested he may have been involved with the crime were that he knew she was at a bar before her disappearance, as well as the fact that she had three children. After his confession was recanted, the trail has gone cold.

If you have any information on this case, please call FBI's ViCAP line at (800) 634-4097.


  1. Date Missing:November 15, 1978
  2. Birthday:October 24, 1938
  3. Current Age:85
  4. Age at Incident:40
  5. NAMUS Number:MP81084
  6. Race:White / Caucasian
  7. Gender:Female
  8. Height:5'1"-5'3"
  9. Weight:115-130 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Brown

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