Helen, approximately 1946
Date reported missing : 01/12/1946
Missing location (approx) :
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 - 26 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 6'0, 170 - 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Helen's maiden name is Borkowski. She may wear eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Helen was last seen in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin on or about January 12, 1946. She was having marital issues at the time of her disappearance. She never came to pick her two young children up at the babysitter's and has never been heard from again.
Oddly, the date given for Helen's disappearance is also the day her husband, William P. Stark, was discharged from the Army. He had enlisted in March 1943.
Helen's family doesn't believe she would have abandoned her children. Her own mother died when she was a teenAge at the time of disappearance: r and her younger siblings were placed in an orphanAge at the time of disappearance: . Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Milwaukee Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. August 8, 2018; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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