The Disappearance of Ludger Belanger

“He said he’d be back in an hour and a half. He was going to take me to work because we had a lot of snow fresh snow overnight and I didn’t dare to drive. I was young,” Linda remembered.

“I never dreamed it would be the last time I saw him. I can still see him walking across the field.”

It was November 25, 1975 in Washington, Maine and Ludger Belanger stepped out into the freshly fallen snow, leaving deep boot prints as he disappeared into the woods in search of a buck. That was the last time his young wife Linda saw him, 46 years ago this year. But as the investigation revealed, it’s not the last time anyone saw him. 

His name remains on the Maine Missing Persons list, but the details of Ludger Belanger’s disappearance point to much more than a man who walked into the woods and never walked out. Tracks in the snow tell stories that those involved won’t. 

To learn more about Ludger Belanger, follow the Facebook page managed by his family, Justice for Ludger Belanger.