Red denim "White Stag" jeans that zipped up on the side, a pearl buttoned white "Ship n' Shore" blouse, and white bobby socks. Around the pants was an Indian beaded belt with a metal buckle. She wore glasses.
Evelyn Hartley was last seen in La Crosse, Wisconsin on October 24, 1953.She was baby-sitting at the home of a UW-La Crosse professor on Hoeschler Drive when she disappeared.She had babysat there once before.That Saturday night was the night of the big La Crosse State Homecoming game against River Falls.When she didn't call home at the usual time, her father, Dr. Richard T. Hartley, drove to the professor's house at 9:20pm, but found only the 20-month-old baby that Evelyn had gone to tend.The only things searchers found were Evelyn's glasses, her shoes and some blood on the ground outside the house where she was babysitting. Nothing was stolen from the house.The abducter entered the house through an unlocked basement window.A neighbor nearby recalled hearing screams at around 7:00pm.The investigators allege that Hartley was dragged down the basement by the attacker.They found evidence that she was pushed up through the basement window and taken away. The attacker had to have a car because the trail went cold for the bloodhounds on Coulee Drive.