Park Slope woman, 40, disappears

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Have you seen Park Sloper Marion McCleneghan?

The 40-year-old 14th Street woman was last seen leaving a party at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue on Feb. 6 and hasn’t called friends or family since.

Now her husband, brother and sister-in-law have begun a frantic search including cold calls and fliers all over the neighborhood.

“This is totally out of character for her,” said Ben Sodo, McCleneghan’s husband, who said the two were recently separated and living apart, but were in daily, friendly contact.

“She just got a new job, she’s extremely happy, and she wouldn’t just pack up and leave,” he said.

A neighbor who last saw McCleneghan told Sodo that the missing woman left the party at around 2 am. When Sodo couldn’t reach her for days and her phone went straight to voicemail, he knew something was up.

“She was at a neighbor’s house, a few blocks from where she lives,” Sodo said. “Something must have happened if she disappeared in that short distance.”

He said McCleneghan was seeing a therapist who was treating her minor anxiety problems, but that the condition and medication didn’t affect her “extremely smart, alert, well-spoken” demeanor.

An NYPD detective on the case said he could not comment, except to say that McCleneghan’s case is a priority. She’s described as 5-foot-10, 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on McCleneghan’s whereabouts is asked to call Det. Gibbons at (718) 636-6483. Give case number 109 for reference.

Updated 5:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Joey from Clinton Hills says:
Occam's Razor = husband did it.
Feb. 18, 2010, 10:37 am
JukiLares from Bklyn says:
Someone's removing & ripping the posters the husband posted. If anyone sees this, plz report asap. Thnx.
Feb. 18, 2010, 12:45 pm
Mary Anne McCleneghan from Dunmore PA says:
Marion is very important to our Family and her Husband, Ben. Please help us find her. Her Aunt Mary Anne in PA.
Feb. 18, 2010, 1:32 pm
Laura from LES says:
I am a friend of Marion's and she is in my prayers... my heart goes out to her family... may she be found soon...
Feb. 18, 2010, 3:14 pm
Adam Stephan from New York, NY says:
Mary Anne, my name is Adam Stephan, I work at WABC in New York. I'm trying to reach Marion's family and friends in Brooklyn to do a story for our 11pm news. Is there any way you can help me with that? My number is 212-456-3173 if you wouldn't mind passing it along. Thank you.
Feb. 18, 2010, 7:51 pm
Kristine from NJ says:
Hi Adam..If no one gets back to you, I can put you in touch with the friends who last saw her. Contact me at
Feb. 18, 2010, 10 pm
Alice from brooklyn ny says:
Marion is a friend of mine we been friends for many many years but havent been in touch with her in a while i am sick to my stomach over this she is in my prayers for a safe return. her family and friends keep praying for her safe return if anyone knows anything about her where abouts please call the number on the poster. my email is
Feb. 19, 2010, 11:42 am
gimme from aroundtheway says:
renegade mutant stroller swallowed her whole and regurgitated her into pools of tantric sweat at a nearby yoga studio
Feb. 19, 2010, 12:18 pm
janet from florida says:
Someone out there knows something! People just dont disappear.If there is a thought in your mind that you might have seen something please come foward.Marion would not just take off without telling anybody. Marion is a beautiful person inside and out. We want her to come back to us were she belongs.
Feb. 21, 2010, 2:14 pm

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