Missing since May 14, 1976 from Bayou George, Bay County, Florida
Circumstances of Disappearance
Benner a mother of two disappeared on May 14, 1976 from Bayou George, Bay County, Florida.
According to her husband, who is suspect, she vanished in the middle of the night without a trace from her Bayou George home. It is strongly believed she was murdered in her bedroom by her husband, and buried somewhere in the Bayou George area of Panama City, Florida. An Aunt said the daughter, then a toddler, told her that something was wrong with mommy, she was bleeding from the stomach, and it was running all down her leg. Investigators searched Bennerís house not long after his wife went missing, they found some of the carpet had been removed. Later the carpet was found set on fire in a trash can. Shortly after Joanne Benner went missing, her husband disappeared in his truck. When he returned, there was fresh mud on his clothes and on the vehicle.
Investigators Bay County Sheriff's Office
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News Herald 4/27/08