Marchelle Hansen disappeared from Phillips, Wisconsin, exactly 31 years ago on November 12, 1987. Phillips is a small Northwoods town which even 31 years later still has a population of less than 1,500. Marchelle was raised in Random Lake as one of seven children in the Hansen family; she later moved to the Northwoods area with her mother after her parents divorced. Marchelle was last seen around 8 P.M. on November 12th as she finished up her usual shift performing general factory labor with Marquip Inc., a manufacturing company in the corrugated paperboard industry. Five days later, when she failed to show up to another part-time position she held with the Phillips' IGA Grocery Store, her disappearance was called in to authorities. Marchelle's car was later found in the parking lot of the Lake 10 Resort, roughly eleven miles south of town. No signs of foul play were apparent in the vehicle or her apartment. Shortly before she disappeared, Marchelle had contacted her older brother Robert and revealed the news that she was between two to three months pregnant. She seemed delighted to be having a baby and had already started picking out names. She mentioned that the father of the baby had promised to financially support the child as long as she did not reveal his name. Nearby at this address a house was being built. Some people speculate to this day that she was kidnapped drowned to death in the lake and put into the foundation of the house. The case remains unsolved.
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