Noreen Anne Greenley Still Missing After 60 Years

Police are making a plea to the public for information about a female who went missing 60 years ago.

On September 14, 1963, 13-year-old, Noreen Anne Greenley left her Bowmanville home and has not been seen or heard from since.  The Durham Regional Police Service took over the investigation in 1995 at which time they investigated numerous theories relating to her disappearance. Investigators have followed different investigative avenues in an attempt to locate her without success.

It is believed that Noreen went to Oshawa where she stayed for two weeks. She then travelled to Whitby where she stayed for approximately three weeks. Noreen stayed in Whitby with a couple named Mary and Gary Benson. She and another girl then crossed Lake Ontario in a 40-foot cabin cruiser called the "Mary Bell" owned by a man named “Franko.” This boat travelled from Oshawa across the lake to Rochester. It is believed that Noreen settled into a motel or cabins in Syracuse, New York. Information was received that she was pregnant at that time, and she later gave birth to a baby boy.

Several phone numbers were identified that were of interest in this investigation. The owners of these phone numbers have not been identified.  If any of these phone numbers are familiar to you, please contact police.

  • 781-1373
  • 925-3654
  • 745-9145

Anyone who knows the location of this missing person is asked to contact their local police service. In Durham Region, a dedicated tip line has been set up at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5444.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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