MacRae, circa 1976
Missing since November 12, 1976 from near Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Classification: Endangerd Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Renee MacRae's car, a BMW was found ablaze in a lay-by on the A9, 12 miles south of Inverness, Scotland on November 12, 1976.
Mrs MacRae had left Inverness, having arranged to see her lover, Bill McDowell, who was her sons' father, although the rendezvous never took place.
Renee and her 3-year old son, Andrew had vanished. Their bodies have never been recovered.
In November of 2004, the quarry at Dalmagarry was dug up after a retired detective repeated claims that he could smell rotting human flesh while searching the area in 1976 around the time of their disappearance. The last few metres of Dalmagarry Quarry was excavated at the end of a fruitless search for the bodies Renee MacRae and her son Andrew.
A prime suspect in the case has consistently denied any involvement in the disappearances.
Renee Macrae's car
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
01463 715 555
Scottish TV - 8/23/04
Scottish TV - 9/15/04
Scotsman.com - 8/24/04