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shadowangel
03-26-2006, 08:21 PM
On a cool, sunny day in March of 1965, the innocence of a small PA town was lost forever. Parents no longer felt safe letting their children walk to school by themselves. Lots more adults were seen out and about at the times school started and ended. Even the children, who really didn't understand what was happening, felt the tension and responded, clinging closer to their parents.

Kathy Shea was a pretty little 6-year old, with brown hair and blue eyes. On the afteroon of March 18th, she was walking to the Adams Street school in her hometown of Tyrone, to attend kindergarten class. Along the way, she stopped to say hello to a neighbor, Mrs. Betty Fouss. Somewhere in the next 1 1/2 blocks, Kathy simply vanished and has never been seen again.

Police conducted one of the largest "manhunts" the area had ever seen. Local rivers were searched. Bloodhounds followed her scent to a nearby alley where they lost the trail. Because of this, police believed she was taken from the area by car. For the next several years, police continued the search for Kathy, mailing out circulars to all 50 states and travelling to many states to follow up on leads. in September of '66, a state police official stated that the police had spent 13,00 man-hours on the search for Kathy.

When William Hollenbaugh, known locally as "mountain man" and "bicycle Pete", kidnapped Peggy Ann Bradnick from neighboring Shady Gap, suspicion fell on him for the disappearance of little Kathy but police denied any connection between Hollenbaugh and Kathy. "Mysterious diggings" under his cabin were said by police to simply be hiding places for his guns and other things. Hollenbaugh was killed in a shootout in which Peggy was freed from a week of captivity.

The case, which stayed on the minds of residents over the years, was brought back with horrible clarity in 1996 when 11-year old Melody Curtis disappeared on June 29th. She had been playing with friends in Shea Park, named in honor of Kathy. Melody's body was located nearby on July 7th, and a local teen was arrested for her rape and murder.

Kathy's mother has died in the intervening years, but her father continues the search for any clue as to what happened to Kathy.

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/72dfpa.html

Richard
03-27-2006, 03:10 PM
Kathleen Ann Shea
Missing since March 18, 1965 from Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics
Date Of Birth: February 2, 1959
Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'11; 47 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
Clothing: A brown hat; beige coat with a fur collar; red gloves; red knit sweater; brown jumper; red tights; and yellow boots with black soles.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Shea was last seen walking from her home to the Adams elementary school, approximately four blocks away, on March 18, 1965. She was traveling north between 15th and 16th streets in Tyrone, PA when she vanished.

Tyrone, Pa. is a relatively small town. This case has generated, and continues to generate, much interest in the Central Pennsylvania area. No trace of Kathy has ever been found despite extensive efforts on the part of both Local and State Law enforcement. Numerous possible leads were pursued with negative results.

Investigators
If you have any information concerning Shea's whereabouts, please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police , Sgt. Jesse W. Zorger 814-696-6100
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

NCIC Number: M-432795160
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network: Case File 72DFPA

regadley
04-19-2006, 08:22 AM
I grew up in Tyrone, Pa. i graduated with Kathy's brother, todd. I do think though that someone planned to take Kathy, because of the fact that she was within 75 yards of the playgroundat Adams School. They knew her route to school, what time she, and when she got to where she was taken. I don't believe that this is was planned and executed, by someone that wanted her and her alone. I also feel that whoever did this, had to be affiliated with the school district, in some way, to take kathy the way that they did. I would love to hear what you think.

Richard
04-19-2006, 04:25 PM
This is one of those cases, where you sit and wonder what ISN"T being said in the summaries.

For instance, who saw her last? Who first noticed her missing? Whose houses did she pass? Were there any known perverts or child molesters living in the area - and where were they that day?

Police must have asked and answered those questions. To write that she she had a four block walk to school and disappeared between two consecutivly numbered streets, implies that they know exactly on what block she disappeared. This must mean that someone saw her at 15th St and someone else who should have seen her at 16th street did NOT see her. (Safety Patrol kids perhaps?)

Those two witnessesses must then have seen any cars traveling on the road, and it would not be hard to determine where along the way, she was grabbed.

It would seem, from what is known, that this was probably a non-family abduction. It could have been done by someone who worked at the school, and who would therefor know the departure and arrival times of students. But it would seem that accounting for all school personnel would have been a priority in the investigation.

It would be easier for a casual acquaintence or family friend to have gotten Kathy to go with him/her than a complete stranger, but either would have been possible. It would not take anyone long to observe when and which children traveled to school, and what route they took. Grabbing a child on the way TO school (if not actually witnessed by someone) might go unnoticed for a while by school officials because it takes some time to take and record attendance, and to match the list against excused absences. It would be riskier to take a child in the afternoon when a mother or family member would be waiting at home for their child, and would become alarmed after only a short wait.

As to whether Kathy was specifically targeted by someone, or simply a target of opportunity - that would depend on a number of factors, all of which are unknowns at this point. There was no ransom note or call, and there was no known or stated family problem concerning child custody and no previous threats/attempts against Kathy. In the absense of that, it is probably a 50/50 chance of her abduction being a specifically planned attack, or simply a general plan with her being targeted only by chance.

docwho3
04-19-2006, 04:42 PM
This is one of those cases, where you sit and wonder what ISN"T being said in the summaries.

For instance, who saw her last? Who first noticed her missing? Whose houses did she pass? Were there any known perverts or child molesters living in the area - and where were they that day?. . . Makes you wonder if anyone living nearby had one of those weird underground dugouts under it like that guy did under his mobil home recently. I also agree that this case makes you wonder what else is not being said.

Harley
04-19-2006, 05:30 PM
I grew up about 20 or so miles from Tyrone and was about 8 years old when this happened. It caused much stress among us kids. For some reason we always said that the riverman kidnapped her. We would always say "you better be careful or the riverman will get you". I think it was our first realization of the evil in the world. God Bless her parents all these years.

regadley
04-20-2006, 05:49 PM
God bless her parents is exactly how everybody felt then, and I know it is how everyon still feel today. Mary Alice is no longer alive, but her husband is. I don't know his name. I only ever saw Mary Alice pick up Todd, from school.
Kathy had been sick a lot that school yr., for whatever reason, i am not sure. Judy Ferarri, the Kindergarten teacher thought nothing of her not being there that day, for that reason. She called after school, to find out how is was feeling, and that was when they discovered that she was missing.
I do agree that they have not disclosed, very much, about anything that might have to do with her disappearence, and that there is most definitely more to it. Every year, for a very long time, aroiund the time of her disappearence, they would have an article, or a group of articles, restating the facts that, they wanted the residents to know. I have always wondered if there was more to it, mainly because this happened where I grew up. I know that it truly shook Tyrone, down to its core.
If you look on the Doe network, you will see this case posted. It also has a photo of Kathy then, and it also has a computer generated photo of what she would most likely look like now. Her father had this done after Mary Alice passed away. I think that it would have taken a lot out of her mother, to see what she may have grown up to look like. I am sure that it did for the entire family.
After she disappeared,the enire town turned out in force to look for her, my father, included. It was then that everyone, adults mainly, started to watch everyone else kids, including there own.
If you should happen to know, or hear of anything, I would love to hear it.

Richard
10-25-2006, 12:28 PM
Bumping Kathy's thread up for consideration. Could she be one of the victims recently mentioned by a Pennsylvania convict? This man has claimed that as a child, he saw his own father (a known pedophile, now long dead) bury two young children in Pennsylvania. The time frame being looked at is from about 1957 to 1963.

ihadcabinfever
02-20-2007, 08:50 PM
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/72dfpa.html
Kathleen Ann Shea
Missing since March 18, 1965 from Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction



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Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: February 2, 1959
Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'11; 47 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
Clothing: A brown hat;beige coat with a fur collar red gloves; red knit sweater; brown jumper; red tights; and yellow boots with black soles.


vs.
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/14ufaz.html
Unidentified White Female
Little Jane Doe

Body located on March 24, 1979 in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Cause of death is unknown due to skeletal remains. The child's neck was possibly broken as a post-mortem injury.
She is believed to have died between 1966 and 1978.


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Vital Statistics


Estimated age: 3 - 5 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: 3'3"
Distinguishing Characteristics: Long brown hair, 7 inches in length.
Clothing: Her remains were strewn with pieces of decaying fabric. One item appeared to have been an off-white coarse-weaved cotton garment; another piece could have possibly been a dark blue or dark gray loose-weaved blanket.
Dentals: Available


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Case History
Two rock hunters discovered the skeletal remains of this young girl in Tempe, AZ in 1979. She was found partially buried in a shallow grave in the riverbed under the Tempe Bridge.
Her shallow grave was lined with fragments of old newspapers. It was later revealed that the remenants were from The Arizona Republic, dated "June 6, 1966" and "October 2, 1966."
The coroner judged that she had been deceased anywhere from 1-13 years. (It has been judged that the child probably died in 1966, but that is not certain).
The press dubbed the young child Little Jane Doe, a nickname which continues to hold presently.

I wonder if the garments were wool? I think wool is water resistant.

Pandora
02-20-2007, 09:26 PM
Did you submit this as a possible match???
I've sent it to my mother along w/ the question: Is/Was Kathy Shea related to ________ & ________ Shea with whom I graduated? The reconstruction looks JUST LIKE THEM! I graduated from a high school 20 minutes down the road from Tyrone and the two blanks are guys I went to school with. This really needs to be checked out!

ihadcabinfever
02-21-2007, 02:09 PM
Bumping Kathy's thread up for consideration. Could she be one of the victims recently mentioned by a Pennsylvania convict? This man has claimed that as a child, he saw his own father (a known pedophile, now long dead) bury two young children in Pennsylvania. The time frame being looked at is from about 1957 to 1963.

Richard,

Was this the guy on a program talking about a bridge? Or they were walking around near a bridge ,thid guy was trying to remember.

Now I can't remember....

ihadcabinfever
02-21-2007, 02:11 PM
Did you submit this as a possible match???
I've sent it to my mother along w/ the question: Is/Was Kathy Shea related to ________ & ________ Shea with whom I graduated? The reconstruction looks JUST LIKE THEM! I graduated from a high school 20 minutes down the road from Tyrone and the two blanks are guys I went to school with. This really needs to be checked out!

No I didn't. I want to look around and see if someone hasn't already.

Pandora
02-21-2007, 09:06 PM
I got a reply from my mother. While she has no idea whether the Sheas in Tyrone were related to the Sheas in Huntingdon, she agrees that the reconstruction looks exactly like those in H-don. It definitely needs to be turned in as a potential match.

ihadcabinfever
02-22-2007, 10:21 PM
I sent this along to Nancy. We will see what she knows about it .

Poor Nancy ;) I've driven her crazy this month.

phylliyum
02-23-2007, 11:17 PM
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/72dfpa.html
Kathleen Ann Shea
Missing since March 18, 1965 from Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction



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Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: February 2, 1959
Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'11; 47 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
Clothing: A brown hat;beige coat with a fur collar red gloves; red knit sweater; brown jumper; red tights; and yellow boots with black soles.


vs.
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/14ufaz.html
Unidentified White Female
Little Jane Doe

Body located on March 24, 1979 in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Cause of death is unknown due to skeletal remains. The child's neck was possibly broken as a post-mortem injury.
She is believed to have died between 1966 and 1978.


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Vital Statistics


Estimated age: 3 - 5 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: 3'3"
Distinguishing Characteristics: Long brown hair, 7 inches in length.
Clothing: Her remains were strewn with pieces of decaying fabric. One item appeared to have been an off-white coarse-weaved cotton garment; another piece could have possibly been a dark blue or dark gray loose-weaved blanket.
Dentals: Available


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Case History
Two rock hunters discovered the skeletal remains of this young girl in Tempe, AZ in 1979. She was found partially buried in a shallow grave in the riverbed under the Tempe Bridge.
Her shallow grave was lined with fragments of old newspapers. It was later revealed that the remenants were from The Arizona Republic, dated "June 6, 1966" and "October 2, 1966."
The coroner judged that she had been deceased anywhere from 1-13 years. (It has been judged that the child probably died in 1966, but that is not certain).
The press dubbed the young child Little Jane Doe, a nickname which continues to hold presently.

I wonder if the garments were wool? I think wool is water resistant.As far as I know, wool IS water resistant - and oddly enough, I was coming here to post the same thing - it is highly possible. Someone should submit it as a match!!

ihadcabinfever
02-24-2007, 12:17 AM
I contacted Nancy( PA . Contact ) and she said she did not think it would be a match considering the 8 inch height difference.
She did provide me with some educational information on height determination.
I then went back to the Maricopia County website that had a different updated height esitmate. Now it says the girl could have been 3 feet 1 inch to 3 feet 5 inches tall.
I am wondering if anyone knows if Shea's height is correct? 3 foot 11 inches for a 6 year old , a kindergartener? Almost 4 foot tall? I am almost positive that is kind of tall for that age. What does anyone have to say? That off white jacket description is the thing that stuck out in my head. The other fabric like the jumper ? probably wool also. Hat & mittens .
This child sounds like someone cared very much by the description of the clothing. She certainly wasn't lacking anything.

So a 6 year could be 3 feet 11 inches tall?

ihadcabinfever
02-24-2007, 12:18 AM
So now the height has closed in to a 6 inch difference.

phylliyum
02-24-2007, 02:52 PM
I do think that is rather tall for a Kindergartener. It could have been an estimate or a typo that never got corrected. Even with a big height difference, it could still be a possible link. Worth checking out as everything else seems to fit.

Stella
02-24-2007, 10:43 PM
My 6 year old twins are in kindergarten and stand exactly 4 feet tall. Most of their classmates are almost, if not as tall. So yeah, it's possible. Unless you subcribe to the theory that today's children are taller than the previous one or two generations.

phylliyum
03-01-2007, 02:10 AM
Even with the height difference, the resemblence is close enough that it should be checked, even if it is just to say "well, we tried, one more name crossed off."

ihadcabinfever
03-07-2007, 09:15 PM
Still waiting to hear back.

larrylaird
03-24-2009, 01:37 AM
I was also born and raised in Tyrone. My home was on 18th street with the rear facing Adams School---about 150 feet from our back door. I was about 10 at the time.

The street she was walking on was not a 'main' North/south East/West Street, but a street that seemed stuck in between two 'avenues' between Adams and Hamilton running from 15th street to 17th street. That street led straight to the southern playground at Adams School bordering 17th. It's now called Laurel Drive, which is 2 blocks 'in the same line' with North Avenue. Yeah--it changes names from 15th street till it ends at the school ( but I think it was a different name in the 60's. not sure)

One thing I remember as mischievous kids was the storm water system in town. On many corners there were square grids that covered the drains. Not the ones you see cut into the curb. just flat on the roadside.

At 20st street and Hamlin avenue there is a bridge and under that you could enter that drain system where it emptied into a stream. (you can see the start of this steam on Google maps) We used to ride our bikes into this opening for some distance because it was about 4.5 to 5 foot tall. As a teen ager (5 1/2 foot tall) I could walk crouched over from 21st street to 17th street in these storm drains. It was too creepy so I never made any turns up 17th street or towards Laural drive...but I know the drains are there.

These we stone lined square tunnels more so than 'drains'.

The drain caps are heavy buggers and, from the top, there were heavy and hard to lift but a grown man could wrestle one out. But from in the tunnel you could bend over under it and squat upward using your legs and they'd pop right up. Also, they were easy to slide back in place. We used a stick to push up against it and drag it back into place.

It wasn't unusual for the maintenance department to have to put the drain covers in place. One of them on Columbia Ave. would pop up one a corner if a heavy truck ran over it so it wouldn't have be something you'd have noted at the time...not unusual. Or some kid (who me?) was messing with them.

I've wondered for years if someone was lurking in the drain system and simply got Kathy to come over to it--calling for help or meowing like a cat to draw her interest. Once in the drain no one would hear you.


I'd be curious to know if they ever checked that drain system.

Larry Laird
webshop1@comcast.net

PS

The buddy system came into effect. I lived half a block away from the probably site so it was lock down time. You couldn't leave the house without having a confirmed buddy. You could never go out alone after this.

Of course, this was also the time we had air raid sirens weekly and full drills annually. Polio, commies, Nam and who ever took Kathy Shea.

Kateyes
03-24-2009, 03:31 AM
I was born and raised in Altoona, PA and I remember the Kathy Shea case very well. I noticed the doe network was contacted about the body in Maricopa County Arizona, and nothing further is noted here. Does anyone know if any the doe network commented further on a possible match? This is one of those mysteries I will wonder about as long as I am alive. I was 9 years old when this happened,and just reading about it gives me the chills still to this day.

Bargle
03-24-2009, 08:31 AM
Larry, do you have any idea why the police are certain Hollenbaugh didn't kidnap her?

forthelost
03-24-2009, 10:18 AM
http://www.forthelost.org/kshea.html

larrylaird
03-24-2009, 12:48 PM
Larry, do you have any idea why the police are certain Hollenbaugh didn't kidnap her?

I do not specifically.
If the book on Hollenbaugh is true to his behavior I would doubt he was involved. He was armed and masked and took a 17 year old. (Peggy Ann Bradnick) He had a plan of sorts.
That MO doesn't sound like the Shea case.

Hollenbaugh was from Shade Gap area I understand. Of course he could have hitched to Tyrone, and, if involved with Shea, it would have been a spontaneous act and then would have left town without her. Shade Gap is a long way from Tyrone by bicycle. Of course, he could have hobo'd it to town by train.

Hitching on a train and lurking unseen at the Papermill 'Dump" would have been easy. There were many old boxcars we used to 'camp' in as kids so going unnoticed isn't out of the question. We hid from the cops more than once when they patrolled the dump.

I will note here that the rainwater drain system I described earlier did lead from Adams School and it opened very near the rail lines at the Papermill.

The rail lines were 3 blocks from the school.

Bargle
03-25-2009, 07:18 PM
I do not specifically.
If the book on Hollenbaugh is true to his behavior I would doubt he was involved. He was armed and masked and took a 17 year old. (Peggy Ann Bradnick) He had a plan of sorts.
That MO doesn't sound like the Shea case.

Hollenbaugh was from Shade Gap area I understand. Of course he could have hitched to Tyrone, and, if involved with Shea, it would have been a spontaneous act and then would have left town without her. Shade Gap is a long way from Tyrone by bicycle. Of course, he could have hobo'd it to town by train.

Thanks, Larry. I can see that Hollenbaugh would be unlikely for those reasons.

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed
03-14-2010, 02:19 AM
45-year-old case of missing Tyrone girl has increased awareness on abduction

The chances of finding a missing child drop significantly with the passing of time. In the case of a missing Tyrone girl, decades have ticked away.

Thursday marks the 45th anniversary of the disappearance of then 6-year-old Kathleen Ann Shea while she was walking to Adams Elementary School March 18, 1965.

With the teacher thinking Kathy was out sick, and her mother thinking she was at school, hours passed before anyone realized she was missing. What happened to the daughter of the late James and Mary Alice Shea of Tyrone is still unknown.

Much more: http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/527866.html?nav=742

kbl8201
03-14-2010, 02:26 AM
when i was in school they'd call your parents if you were 5 minutes late.

sigh.

and now here parents are both gone. well wherever they are i hope they finally have the answer.....

kbl8201
03-14-2010, 02:32 AM
you know i wonder if since she was only 6, a couple or a woman grabbed her to raise her as her own. checking to see if 'anyone enrolled her' doesnt work if someone changes her identity and name.
and she was so young it's possible they sold it to her that her family didnt want her anymore, and she might still believe that to this day.

Puglover
10-27-2010, 06:05 PM
I was wondering if any of the wonder forensic astrologists on websleuth has done a chart on this poor little girl. I can remember when it happened and saw a poster flyer up with her picture and information. At the time, there were not too many kidnaps. Her face has always stayed with me. I was probably ten at the time and she disappeared on my birthday. Does anyone know where Kathy was born and possibly any other needed information. I would like to try to see what happened to Kathy. :furious:

Pandora
11-14-2011, 08:15 PM
There's no new info here, just recollections from a friend of Kathy's mom.
http://wearecentralpa.com/wtaj-news-fulltext?nxd_id=322807

Kateyes
06-05-2012, 07:38 PM
I caught up with this thread earlier today. Later, I was researching the internet for articles on multiple personality disorder. I clicked on an article and it was about a woman who had been abused in childhood, and testified to her therapist that she remembered witnessing a 5 year old girl being sacrificed during a ritual. She said the little girl was Kathy Shea from Tyrone Pennsylvania! I called the State Police barracks where this case is still open, and talked with a trooper who is among several who are officially on this case. I thought for sure that he would say this was old news, and found to be unsubstantiated. But, he was not aware of this info, and thanked me for calling him. I emailed the article to him, and he said he would be looking into it. Here is the link:
http://www.examiner.com/article/utah-woman-claims-witnessing-a-human-sacrifice

When You click on this page, about halfway down there is a link to a video where this woman, Jenny Hill, is talking to someone else (therapist maybe) about her experiences, and describes the little girl being sacrificed. It made me sick - whether factual or a figment of her imagination, the story she tells is horrific. Her book is entitled "22 Faces".

Cincinnati Kid
06-06-2012, 08:56 AM
If this woman is telling a true story, it means that Kathy Shea was held for just over three months and taken some 2,500 miles where this "human sacrifice" was done. As such, you begin to wonder how many individuals were involved.

Kateyes
06-06-2012, 08:49 PM
If this woman is telling a true story, it means that Kathy Shea was held for just over three months and taken some 2,500 miles where this "human sacrifice" was done. As such, you begin to wonder how many individuals were involved.
Yes, when I read the article my first thought was how far-fetched this seemed. Yet, I couldn't push aside the thought that LE really should be told about the article and the book, and let them decide whether to investigate further. The story as told includes absolutely NO details. So, how did Jenny Hill get from Utah to Garden Grove, California? who are these men to which she refers? why didn't her therapist contact the appropriate LE to report Jenny's story? I told the officer I fully expected he would say this article was old news and found to be unsubstantiated. But he didn't, and seemed quite surprised by the content in the article. He has been invovlved in the investigation for some time, which is still open, and was not aware of this at all. What a strange thing for me to find this while researching multiple personality disorder!

Cappuccino
11-03-2012, 05:36 PM
If there was any truth to that story you would have to wonder why neither the purported "eyewitness" nor the therapist contacted the police themselves. I call BS on that one.

Ambercat
11-04-2012, 06:08 PM
If there was any truth to that story you would have to wonder why neither the purported "eyewitness" nor the therapist contacted the police themselves. I call BS on that one.

I also wonder how she knew that the sacrifice was specifically Kathy Shea? I don't really think that the article passes the smell test.

This is probably unrelated, because I really don't think that the events described in the article happened, but if I am wrong (which I could be) and there was a little girl who was killed, she might have thought that it was Kathy Shea because she was in the news at the time as missing/probably kidnapped and the child really could have been anyone. For example, thinking back about things when I was a really little kid, I remember seeing a blond male magician perform at show for local kids (before June 1980). Not long after, there was a local magician (in Downey not far from Long Beach) who was arrested and it made quite a lot of news (Vern Butts). When I try to remember the magic show and the guy pulling rabbits out of hats and stuff, I see Vern Butts whether it was actually him or not -- the power of suggestion. I'm not sure if that makes sense or not, but I think a lot of times, when your looking that far back people can be suggestible.

bubbabearzle
11-05-2012, 03:04 AM
I got a reply from my mother. While she has no idea whether the Sheas in Tyrone were related to the Sheas in Huntingdon, she agrees that the reconstruction looks exactly like those in H-don. It definitely needs to be turned in as a potential match.

Completely unrelated, but you're from Huntingdon? I went to Juniata college and know that town well. Lots of uninhabited areas in which someone could hide a body, the poor girl may never be found :-(

Albatwitch
01-17-2013, 07:46 PM
Delete

Robin Hood
02-06-2013, 08:15 AM
Larry, do you have any idea why the police are certain Hollenbaugh didn't kidnap her?

He couldn't drive, the bloodhounds stopped abruptly in the alley, suggesting kidnap by car.

Robin Hood
02-06-2013, 08:46 AM
Kathy is mentioned on this thread too- Just for information.

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8814767&posted=1#post8814767

Kateyes
03-14-2013, 12:58 AM
Its been quite a while since I came across the "22 Faces" article. I have not heard anything more from the state trooper to whom I spoke, nor did I expect to. I agree with everyone here who said it seems so far fetched, especially since the therapist (supposedly of sound mind, lol) did not call LE. Such a strange story for someone to tell. I grew up in Altoona, PA, and was nine was Kathy was taken. As another poster said, there were not too many kidnappings that we heard of back then, and this was a smaller, rural area where everyone tends to know everyone. This one will always bother me, and I hope against all odds that this case is solved.

Jmoose
03-17-2013, 06:14 PM
Its been quite a while since I came across the "22 Faces" article. I have not heard anything more from the state trooper to whom I spoke, nor did I expect to. I agree with everyone here who said it seems so far fetched, especially since the therapist (supposedly of sound mind, lol) did not call LE. Such a strange story for someone to tell. I grew up in Altoona, PA, and was nine was Kathy was taken. As another poster said, there were not too many kidnappings that we heard of back then, and this was a smaller, rural area where everyone tends to know everyone. This one will always bother me, and I hope against all odds that this case is solved.

I was a year older than Kathy and living in Monroeville when she was kidnapped. I was very affected by my mother's response to this kidnapping, and have never forgotten Kathy. Someone has to know what happened to her

Richard
05-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Bumping case up. Next March will mark the 50 year anniversary of Kathy's disappearance.

Jmoose
05-13-2014, 09:40 AM
Bumping case up. Next March will mark the 50 year anniversary of Kathy's disappearance.

Thank you, Richard-I lived in Pennsylvania at the time of Kathy's disappearance, and have never forgotten her. She is the reason that I came to Websleuths years ago.

Jmoose
09-03-2014, 12:07 AM
Bumping this up-This is the case, among all of the cases here, that I wish I knew the answer to.