Mary Lou Anderson: Missing Quincy Woman Suffers from Depression and Possibly Armed


Sadly, the body of missing woman Mary Lou Anderson has been located. The Quincy woman was found Thursday morning (May 3) in a wooded area. Mary Lou Anderson’s cause of death is not yet known. Illinois State Police are investigating and will release further information as they have it.

About Mary Lou Anderson
Height5 feet 4 inches
Weight61 kg
ChildrenChristie Anderson Jones
AddressQuincy, Illinois
CountryUnited States
Last SeenMay 1, Tuesday

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Illinois State Police have released an update on missing woman Mary Lou Anderson. They’ve asked the public to help in the search and provided details on her mental condition.

When Was Mary Lou Anderson Last Seen?

Sixty-nine-year-old Mary Lou Anderson was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday (May 1). She was walking at the intersection of Rim and Maas Roads, near State Street, east of Quincy, Illinois.

According to reports, Anderson was wearing a white or light-gray short-sleeved shirt and dark shorts.

Authorities have now added that she suffers from depression. In addition, the missing woman could be carrying a 9-mm handgun. Officials warn that, due to her mental health, she may be a threat to herself.

Anderson is described as white with blue eyes and brown hair. She weighs 135 pounds and is 5’4”.

According to her Facebook bio, Anderson is from Quincy, Illinois. She posted quite a few photos with her husband, details of whom have not been revealed in official reports.

Mary Lou Anderson With Her Family

Credits: Facebook/marylou.anderson.94

She also has a daughter named Christie Anderson Jones.

When Did the Search Begin?

Officials started their search for Anderson at around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, in the area around 928 Rim Road. To aid with the search, planes and drones are also being used.

Motorists have been asked to avoid the State to Broadway areas in east Quincy as officials continue to search.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Mike Kindhart said, “If you recognize or see something that is out of line or actually you think that is her, contact 911, and we will be there immediately.”

The Illinois State Police has partnered up with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department to locate Anderson. On Tuesday evening, the search was assisted by the Quincy Police Department.

Authorities asked individuals who have any information about Anderson to contact the Quincy/Adams County 911 Center’s non-emergency number at (217) 222-9360.

They can also call the ISP Springfield Communications Center non-emergency number at (217) 786-6677. If someone sees Anderson, officials caution them not to approach her.