50 people in 50 days: Mother of 3 vanished day after argument
February 7th, 2011
09:16 PM ET

50 people in 50 days: Mother of 3 vanished day after argument

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com's news blog This Just In will feature the stories of the missing.

This is the 16th case, and it aired Monday night on HLN.

Friends and relatives of Margaret Haddican-McEnroe thought she might have just been blowing off steam when she vanished from her Warren Township, New Jersey, home a day after an argument with her husband in October 2006. She actually had left her home on the day of the argument - October 9, 2006 - to cool off at her parents' house before returning that night.

Her husband says that his wife - then a 29-year-old volunteer firefighter, Army veteran and mother of three - was at home when he left for an errand on October 10, and she was gone when he returned. He said she left behind her cell phone, SUV and their 5-month-old daughter, who was alone in a crib. About $11,000 was missing from the home, he said.

The husband didn't call police until two days later. When asked why, he said that they'd had an argument and that she had a history of walking out, disappearing for a few days, and then returning when she'd calmed down, CNN's Rupa Mikkilineni reported in 2008.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    ahh the old she ran away trick.. how come they don't do auto-matic lie detector test. i think 99/100 the husband did something, like hit her to hard and paniced.

    February 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Artemus

    Husband killed her, same as the 911 lady in Lafayette, Ga , she left everything, check book, cards and pocket book, it took about two or three years to put him in jail fo murder. They both got up to there neck with problems. and lost it. I hope they hurry up and convict this man, I am sure he is guilty. I apologize if he is not the one. But 91 times out of a 100 he is guilty. artemus

    February 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Artemus

    Ruffnnut I did not even see your post when I sent mine but we are on the same line about what happen. artemus

    February 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Glenna

    Has anybody checked on where the husband had a "job" the day his wife disappeared.? Being in the gardening/landscaping business, he could have buried her at a place where he did some work!

    February 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      if he has his own business he probably is smart enough to hide her pretty good.. or atleast took two days to get rid of evidence..

      no women is going to leave without all her stuff.. i bet you if they water-boarded that guy he would have some additional details..

      February 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dearjane

    We ALL know what happened to Margaret Haddican-McEnroe, and all I can say is "Why hasn't the husband been arrested?" He did exactly what he should have to point the police right to him – unbelievable story that he just "happened" to be gone when the wife went missing , wife has no car, can't walk and no cell phone – oh yeah – don't forget, she has done this before (he forgot to mention that she took the kids when she went to cool off the last time) – he thought of everything that shows he is the only one who could have done it...he could have even disposed of the body and stopped on the way home and picked up the baby formula...unless....he paid someone the so-called "missing money" to get rid of her while he was providing himself with an alibi. Still stinks to high heaven, and the police are not doing anything to put this sleezeball away where he belongs. By the way, has it been proven that he had $30,000 in cash???? has he been made to account for this amount of money by checking his landscaping jobs and verifying that he indeed had this much cash, who paid it to him, and why did they pay him in cash??? and why would anyone be paid in cash unless they were trying to avoid paying taxes – maybe he can be arrested on tax evasion until they can get the proof they need to arrest him for 1st degree premeditated murder!!!!!!!! Has anyone checked to see if the "missing" $11,000 turned up in another account under his name somewhere, or in a family member's account?????
    Does this guy (husband) have a record? Have all his co-workers and friends (if he has any) been questioned as to his behavior, does he have a temper, the quarrels with his wife – have they seen anything – has he said anything out of the ordinary?? Too many unanswered questions on the husband – he needs to be investigated fully – something the police are obviously NOT doing!!!!! Can anyone say "Drew Peterson all over again"?

    February 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      how come the irs hasnt nailed him?

      February 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Glenna

    To Nancy Grace.........HUH?

    February 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    nancygrace? the i hate women room is up the stairs and to ur right! i gotta feeling women hate u 2!

    February 8, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    so has anyone heard of any of the previous l5 outta 50 been found yet?

    February 8, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. These are your skelotons in the closet Not Mine !!!

    "This guy has skelotons in his closet and he KNOWS IT" !!!

    February 8, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Floria sigmundi

    Well that's a sad story

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kJGachsPnk

    February 8, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Kristi Lozier

      I am an old time friend of Margarets. She was so strong. The only way her husband did this was if he hurt her from behind her back. Margaret was tough. She wouldve put up a strong fight. I wonder if he had scratches or anything on him. I miss her so much and just wish someone wil do something

      February 28, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jim Brieske

    The husband should be tortured. I don't care about the morality of it, look at what is removed and gained. She is found, not knowing what happened to her is removed and her loved ones get closer. Start cutting off his fingers.
    jim

    February 8, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Crowded

      Let's just forget this country has laws stating innocent until proven guilty.. how would you feel if you cut off a few fingers of some guy until in agony he confessed, only to find out later he had nothing to do with it. You can torture anybody into confessing anything, which is why confession reached by coersion is not admissable evidence.

      February 11, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ameerah

    I think that they both set that up because who will leave there 8 month old baby at home by there self

    February 8, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sidewinder

    Obviously they don't have anything concrete to pin it on the husband.

    Arguement= motive (in there somewhere)...but does he have a solid alibi for the time in which she vanished?

    Ruffnut is right. No woman just up and leaves without the essentials. Purse, cell phone, etc..no matter how much steam they're blowing off. Waiting two whole days when she left that behind would have worried any other husband who had nothing to hide.

    February 8, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sidewinder

    Not everyone that has an argument with their significant other kills that person. There's more to the story, I'm sure. Maybe he did hit her and hide the evidence as someone also mentioned above. I haven't had enough coffee, clearly.

    February 8, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. tomcat

    Hey jim why don't you cut your mothers fingers since she used to screw to pay for your school

    February 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
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