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A search for Marion McCleneghan sparked by a friend’s Facebook page was forced to end before it began Saturday thanks to last week’s storm.
John Negron, who created the event page, made the sad announcement late Friday, dashing some hopes that the search could at least help people pick up McCleneghan’s trail.
“Due to the inclement weather we have been having, it comes as a disappointment that we will need to cancel the search for Marion tomorrow Saturday the 27th” he wrote. “A new posting will be coming soon with a new date in hopes that we may find her.. please keep this in mind as we need all the help we can get, whether you knew her or not.”
McCleneghan, 45, was reported missing on the week of February 8.
While initial accounts have her disappearing following a party near her home on 14th Street, a further investigation revealed that McCleneghan was seen in the neighborhood at least once the day after the party, when she reportedly told a clerk at a local deli that she was going to Long Island.
Police said that after the party, either McCleneghan or someone else entered her apartment and removed her laptop computer and several journals.
Yet the lack of any evidence of foul play -- save for the reported caginess of her boyfriend, who refused an investigator’s request to take a lie detector test -- has led many to believe that McCleneghan’s is fine and simply doesn’t want to be found right now.
McCleneghan’s mother told the Brooklyn Paper, a CNG sister publication, last week that her daughter was seeing a therapist and was “having a rough year” marred with a separation from her husband and the loss of her father and other family members.
Yet until she resurfaces neither the police nor worried friends and neighbors are going to stop looking for her.
Negron has already rescheduled the search of Prospect Park, Park Slope and its environs for this Saturday, March 6 beginning at 10 a.m. Those wishing to help can meet at the corner of 14th Street and 15th Avenue, he said.
Those wishing to learn more about the search can go to http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=317628127404&ref=mf.
McCleneghan’s family also has a Facebook page dedicated to the search, which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=317628127404&ref=mf#!/group.php?v=wall&ref=search&gid=393715517587.
Anyone with information regarding McCleneghan’s whereabouts is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to Detective Gibbons at 718-636-6483. Please refer to case #109, complaint #445.
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