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Lonene Rogers

A deaf woman disappears after a fight with her husband

  • Last updated: January 10, 2023
  • Hayfield Township, PA
  • January 7, 1981

Overview of Lonene Rogers

Lonene Rogers Went Missing in Early 1981 After Fighting with Her Husband—40 Years Later and He Still Has Never Been Questioned in Her Disappearance

On the evening of January 7, 1981, Lonene Rogers—Lonnie to her friends—got into a fight with her husband, Bud. The fight was only one of many in their relationship, and Lonnie had decided to eventually leave Bud. But Lonnie would be gone in the morning without a trace, leaving behind her son and daughter.

Where did she go?

The night she vanished

According to Bud, she just left—Bud even speculated that it was with another man. But besides her two small children, Lonene left behind her hearing aids, glasses, medication, and even her car, in the middle of a severe snowstorm. What's more, Bud, also a member of the deaf community, would never be questioned by law enforcement about her disappearance because no interpreter could be found to assist.

Source: True Crime PI
Source: True Crime PI

Where the case stands today

Lonnie's mother, Maxine Raffle, was interviewed in 2011 and reported that Lonnie's DNA had been submitted to the FBI database, and the case has even been profiled by Pennsylvania State Police criminal analysts. Her social security number has never been used

Lonnie's daughter, Alison, is hoping to revive her mother's case. Put up for adoption shortly after her mother's disappearance, Alison believes that the deaf community may hold answers as to what happened that evening. Did her father confess to someone? Did others know about their rocky relationship—someone who Lonnie confided in?

In a recent Clubhouse discussion, Alison shared insights into what she knows and what she's been given access to with the case file.

Source: Uncovered

Want to learn more? Check out Lonene's daughter's book "A Daughter's Journey ... and Story of Resilience" on Amazon.

Source: Justice For Lonene

Anyone with information regarding her disappearance should contact PSP Meadville Tpr. Ludwig Station (814) 332-6911, TDD (814) 724-2985, or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477).


  1. Date Missing:January 7, 1981
  2. Birthday:October 18, 1951
  3. Current Age:72
  4. Age at Incident:29
  5. NAMUS Number:Female
  6. Race:Caucasian / White
  7. Gender:Female
  8. Height:5'0"-5'5"
  9. Weight:140 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Sandy Brown


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