The Investigation Discovery television channel program "Disappeared" will feature an episode examining the disappearance of Margaret Haddican-McEnroe, last seen in October 2006.
The episode will air sometime during the program's fourth season, which starts in October. Investigation Discovery airs on Cablevision channel 171; Channel 123 on FIOS systems.
Haddican-McEnroe has not been seen since Oct. 10, 2006, when she disappeared from the Washington Valley Road home she shared with husband Tim McEnroe and their three children. She was a lifelong resident of Warren, involved in the community as a volunteer firefighter at Washington Valley and Mt. Bethel Volunteer Fire companies.
According to investigators, she was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt with “ARMY” written across the front in black letters, white plaid pajama bottoms, white socks and white Nike sneakers. She also was wearing a silver chain with military dog tags and a white-gold wedding ring with three diamonds. She also may have a black BDU (military style) jacket and black duffle bag with additional clothing.
She was reported missing on Oct. 12 by her husband, who said her returned from an errand on Oct. 10 after about 90 minutes to find their infant alone. She was 29 years old at the time, about 5-feet, 2-inches in height, and weighing 110 pounds.
The case has been featured several times on CNN's "Nancy Grace Show," with interviews of family members and discussion of the case.
For the "Disappeared" episode, episode Producer Ann Dean, Associate Producer Mamie Joeveer and Cameraman Daniel Kelly spent several days in Warren filming scenes in town, as well as interviews with detectives and re-enactments of police searches and key moments in Haddican-McEnroe's life.
Dean said the crew spent part of Monday working on recreating a heroic rescue Haddican-McEnroe performed near Bound Brook during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Tuesday involved interviews with detectives involved in the case. The crew had interviewed family members earlier.
The case was brought to the attention of the show's producers by Joeveer, a former Marine Corps captain, who read about the June 6 search near Dead River Road by the FBI, members of the Essex County Search and Rescue Squad, and became intrigued by the case.
"I'm pretty much character centered, and her background in the Army, and as a firefighter, and a boxer, stood out to me," Joeveer said. "You see someone who's obviously very brave—she's ready to take risks—then you see this other side (as a mother of young children).
"She put all her effort into that and it makes her more rounded, that makes it more interesting," Joeveer added.
The added attention may bring more information to investigators—"Disappeared" Executive Producer Ann Fischer noted it's not uncommon for people to report seeing missing subjects after broadcasts—and occasionally the episodes must be altered just before broadcast because of new evidence or information.
"We're always poised to do this," she said.
As always, anyone with any information is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Squad at 908-575-3400, Warren Township Police Department at 908-753-1000or the Somerset County TIPS Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are confidential.