Real Name: Anne Ellen Currie
Case: Lost Mother
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Details: In 1943 England, 23-year-old Canadian Sergeant Donald Currie met and fell in love with a British woman named Annie Ellen Fry, then 19, from Wales. They married that same year and Annie was soon pregnant. However, in 1944, she miscarried during the bombings done by the Nazis. When she was pregnant again, Donald decided that it was safer for her to live with his family in British Columbia, so she moved there. On December 20, 1944, Jim Currie was born; life was somewhat difficult for Annie without having Donald with her. Then, when the war ended in Europe in June 1945, they were reunited and they soon had another child, Darryl.
Unfortunately, Donald was greatly changed as a result of the war; he closed down emotionally. He began working the night shift as a customs official. While he was work, Annie became close to an older married neighbor, and they soon began an affair. A relative eventually told Donald about it.
In 1949, he sued Annie for divorce and custody of the children. He won the latter; he was to decide whether or not Annie could visit the children. He decided against letting her have visitations with them. He gave Darryl up for adoption; he let Annie see Jim one more time. He and Jim moved to Los Angeles soon afterwards, and he married twice. Although Jim was close to his two stepmothers, he still wanted to be with his birth mother.
After Donald died in 1989, Jim began searching for his mother and brother. Although he was able to locate Darryl in Vancouver and reunite with him, he has never been able to locate Annie and is still searching for her. Sadly, Darryl has no memory of his biological parents, but would still like to find his mother.
Coincidentally, Jim currently works searching for other people's lost loved ones; he is senior investigator for a California public defender's office. He works to locate family members of death row inmates.
Annie is 5'2" with a medium build and speaks with a British accent. She remarried in 1951, but that marriage also ended in divorce; she may be using the last name "MacDonald" from her second marriage or her maiden name "Fry". Jim believes she may be living in the United States, Canada, or England. Her case remains unsolved.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the December 4, 1991 episode.
Results: Unsolved. After the broadcast, Jim was put in contact with a distant relative of his mother's. The relative stated that Annie had been searching for him as well. However, this relative has since lost contact with Annie. If Annie is still alive, she would now be 92 years old.