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Groves, circa 1955; James Phye in the 1950s

Missing Since 01/01/1955

Missing From Palm Springs, California

Classification Endangered Missing

Sex Female

Race White

Date of Birth Used 04/20/1915 (105)

Age 39 - 40 years old

Height and Weight 5'2 - 5'7, 125 - 150 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Groves's nickname is Fanny. Her maiden name is Hayes. Her ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance
Groves married in 1929, when she was just fourteen years old. She and her husband had seven children and lived in Colorado. In 1950, Groves's husband accidentally shot and killed their only son. Afterwards, the couple separated and Frances moved to another house in Pueblo, Colorado.

Groves met James Franklin Fye while she was working at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot, and they began dating. They moved to Missouri, and then to Palm Springs, California. In Palm Springs, Phye and Groves both got jobs working in the household of a wealthy family named Brooks.

A photo of Phye is posted with this case summary. He was divorced and had three children. Groves claimed they were married, but her family was later unable to find a marriage certificate. There was a history of domestic violence in their relationship.

Sometime in 1955, Phye and Groves went out for a picnic and he returned without her. She has never been heard from again. She left a six-figure sum in cash behind in a safe deposit box.

Investigating Agency / Department

Palm Springs Police Department 760-323-8116

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