Prosecutors announced Monday that they now consider the husband of a New Jersey volunteer firefighter and Army veteran missing since 2006 a person of interest in her disappearance.
29-year-old Margaret Haddican-McEnroe was reported missing on October 12, 2006 by husband Timothy McEnroe, who claimed she vanished from their Warren Township home two days earlier while he was running errands. He has said he waited to contact police because they had an argument and she had a history of leaving for a few days and returning after she calmed down
According to Timothy McEnroe, his wife left her car and broken cell phone behind and left their 5-month-old baby alone in her crib when she disappeared. He also reportedly claimed that $11,000 in cash was missing, but police have not confirmed that.
In a press release Monday, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano announced that the FBI has joined the nearly-five-year-old investigation. FBI agents, Somerset County detectives and Warren Township Police canvassed Haddican-McEnroe’s neighborhood on Monday morning, interviewing neighbors and other potential witnesses.
As a result of those interviews, Timothy McEnroe has been declared a “person of interest” in the case. Prosecutors did not provide any additional information about the reasons for that decision.
Soriano stated that the FBI is providing additional expertise and resources as the cold case investigation continues, including assistance by their Behavioral Analysis Unit. The Watchung Police Department, New Jersey State Police Aviation and Missing Persons Units and Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit are also participating in the search for the missing mother of three.
Soriano asked that anyone with information regarding the case contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Squad at 908-231-7100, the FBI at 973-792-3000 or the Warren Township Police Department at 908-753-1000.