02-25-2008, 02:15 AM #1Former Member
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TX - Michelle Richardson, 16, Palestine, 1 May 1989
Missing Since: May 1, 1989 from Palestine, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: November 11, 1972
Age: 16 years old
Height and Weight: 5'6, 160 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Red/blonde hair, blue eyes. Richardson has a U-shaped scar on her left arm. She occasionally wears eyeglasses.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink and white pullover sweatshirt, pink jogging pants and black tennis shoes.
Details of Disappearance
Richardson was last seen at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Highway 322 in Palestine, Texas on May 1, 1989. She was walking to meet her brother at the time of her disappearance. Richardson never arrived at her destination and has not been seen again.
Richardson gave birth six weeks prior to her disappearance. She did not take any of her personal belongings with her when she vanished. Foul play is suspected in Richardson's case.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Anderson County Sheriff's Department
Texas Department Of Public Safety
03-01-2011, 03:20 PM #2
East Texas cold case revisited
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 8:51 PM CST
Updated: Mar 01, 2011 7:40 AM CST
PALESTINE, TX (KLTV)- It'll be 22 years this May since a 16-year-old East Texas girl went for a walk and never returned. Michelle Richardson was last seen near her Palestine home on FM 322 in May 1989. Investigators believe that she disappeared on that same busy highway.
"She just went walking and she was gone," said Linda Richardson, Michelle's mother. "Until this day I still don't know what happened. I would like to know what happened to her. We all would."
"She goes for a walk and just disappears off the face of the earth," said Joe Willis, original investigator.
Michelle Richardson was last seen walking down a busy highway on May 1, 1989. Her mother, Linda, watched her walk away.
more here + video
05-02-2013, 12:14 PM #3
I live in Palestine... I have been looking at Michelle's case for years...
The issue may be that we are right next to Davy Crockett National Forest. I think it's like 250 square miles, crazy thick woods and little creeks everywhere. I think it is very possible that Michelle met with foul play and could be very near where she went missing and still may never be brought home.
This breaks my heart.
05-10-2016, 11:21 AM #4
Bump for just a few days over 27 years gone but not forgotten by some of us."There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
— C.S. Lewis
09-29-2016, 03:55 AM #5
The first post says she gave birth six weeks before her disappearance. I wonder the circumstances of that child.
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09-29-2016, 10:37 AM #6
Hey RR, this story mentions him (her child)."There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
— C.S. Lewis
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