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Mavis Josephine McKay

Aug. 13, 1957

Vanished From:
Toppenish, WA


Mavis Josephine McKay, 32, a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. She was found floating in the Lateral 4 irrigation ditch near the road leading into Elmwood Cemetery in Toppenish on Aug. 13, 1957. Mavis was in Toppenish visiting relatives and friends when she was murdered. She died of a broken neck and multiple contusions, according to her death certificate.