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    PA - Michele Reidenbach, 16, Zelienople, 22 Sept 1981

    MICHELE Reidenbach Missing: Sep 22, 1981 ZELIENOPLE, PA

    MICHELE Reidenbach
    DOB: Dec 29, 1964
    Missing: Sep 22, 1981
    Age at time: 16
    Age Now: 39
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Hair: Sandy
    Eyes: Blue
    Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
    Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
    Missing From: ZELIENOPLE, PA, United States
    Non-Family Abduction

    Michelle was last seen at her job after school. Michelle left her job to go to the store located a half block away and never returned. She has not been seen or heard from since.

    Zelienople Police Department (Pennsylvania) - 1-724-287-7769

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    Last edited by hoppyfrog; 08-21-2010 at 05:43 PM. Reason: correct spelling of surname

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    25th Anniversary Today

    25 years later, disappearance still a mystery


    Friday, September 22, 2006

    By Jim McKinnon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette







    The disappearance a quarter century ago of Michele Reidenbach continues to stump police in Butler County and beyond. Today is the 25th anniversary of the 16-year-old Seneca Valley High School senior's disappearance.


    Continue at link:
    http://www.postgazette.com/pg/06265/724058-54.stm

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    Michele Reidenbach Case Investigated

    Police Probe Missing Girl Case 25 Years Later

    (KDKA) ZELIENOPLE Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating the disappearance of a teenager from Zelienople 25 years later.

    Michele Reidenbach, 16, a student at Seneca Valley High School, went missing on September 22, 1981.

    State Police say she showed up for work at an appliance store and went to the drug store to buy cold medicine while on a break.

    Police say itís unclear if she ever returned to work.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Butler State Police at 724-284-8100, the Zelienople Police Department at 724-452-3003 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

    www.kdka.com

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    Details?

    Does anybody know any of the details of this case? Who might have been questioned? Any boyfriends etc?

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    Problem is LE didnt take her disappearance seriously at first and precious time was lost. I dont think they interviewed that many people. She did have a boyfriend at the time but he was ruled out. I believe foul play is involved and she was approached by someone in the supermarket parking lot. I just find it odd that no witness ever came forward with more information.

    Charley Projest has a very good summary

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...h_michele.html

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    There is no mention that anybody at the job she was supposed to return to called her family to report that she didn't return to work. She was only on a break, for Pete's sake. Wouldn't they call her home and ask about her if she didn't return? It seems suspicious to me that they didn't. Who else was working there? Was that person accounted for when she went on break?

    Was the supermarket on the way back to her job, or did she run another errand after visiting the pharmacy? If it's out of the way, why did she go there?

    I would think either someone from her job knows something, or she met someone undesirable at the pharmacy.

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    I agree with you Mr. E. I have been back and forth on this between her job and the pharmacy. Suposedly LE had confirmation that she made it to the pharmacy. I am not sure who places her in the supermarket parking lot. I also dont know the proximity to the parking lot from the pharmacy. Was the supermarket located by the pharmacy or on her way back to work ?

    Perhaps she did return to work after the pharmacy and an employee harmed her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    MICHELE REIDENBACH Missing: Sep 22, 1981 ZELIENOPLE, PA

    MICHELE REIDENBACH
    DOB: Dec 29, 1964
    Missing: Sep 22, 1981
    Age at time: 16
    Age Now: 39
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Hair: Sandy
    Eyes: Blue
    Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
    Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
    Missing From: ZELIENOPLE, PA, United States
    Non-Family Abduction

    Michelle was last seen at her job after school. Michelle left her job to go to the store located a half block away and never returned. She has not been seen or heard from since.

    Zelienople Police Department (Pennsylvania) - 1-724-287-7769

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    this case is similar
    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/910dfin.html
    Tricia Lynn Reitler

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    hmmm

    on The Charley Project it says she was a chain smoker at the time of her dissapearance, but, when she ran out to the pharmacy she left her belongings including her cigarettes her job. Odd, most smokers I know, cold or not , would take the cigs to cop a smoke on the way there and or back. Just a thought that struck me as odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usher737
    I agree with you Mr. E. I have been back and forth on this between her job and the pharmacy. Suposedly LE had confirmation that she made it to the pharmacy. I am not sure who places her in the supermarket parking lot. I also dont know the proximity to the parking lot from the pharmacy. Was the supermarket located by the pharmacy or on her way back to work ?

    Perhaps she did return to work after the pharmacy and an employee harmed her.
    http://www.wpxi.com/target11/1959465/detail.html

    Fred Landay said, "She was a good girl. She was a nice girl."

    Landay was the owner of the appliance store where Michelle worked.

    Landay said, "I didn't see her that day. She was working upstairs doing envelopes for a private sale and she just never came back. She left her purse and just never came back."

    Over the years, police questioned several people, including Reidenbach's boyfriend. Police ruled him out after he passed a lie detector test.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa
    on The Charley Project it says she was a chain smoker at the time of her dissapearance, but, when she ran out to the pharmacy she left her belongings including her cigarettes her job. Odd, most smokers I know, cold or not , would take the cigs to cop a smoke on the way there and or back. Just a thought that struck me as odd.
    Well,but if you got a bad cough or sore throat, this will probably limitate even a chain smoker's longing for a cigarette (at least for a while)

    M.

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    Police Probe Missing Girl Case 25 Years Later
    (KDKA) ZELIENOPLE Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating the disappearance of a teenager from Zelienople 25 years later.

    Michele Reidenbach, 16, a student at Seneca Valley High School, went missing on September 22, 1981.

    State Police say she showed up for work at an appliance store and went to the drug store to buy cold medicine while on a break.

    Police say itís unclear if she ever returned to work.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Butler State Police at 724-284-8100, the Zelienople Police Department at 724-452-3003 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.
    http://kdka.com/topstories/local_story_264120349.html

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    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06265/724058-54.stm

    25 years later, disappearance still a mystery
    Friday, September 22, 2006

    By Jim McKinnon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



    The disappearance a quarter century ago of Michele Reidenbach continues to stump police in Butler County and beyond.

    Today is the 25th anniversary of the 16-year-old Seneca Valley High School senior's disappearance.


    Bob Donaldson, Post-Gazette file photo (2001)
    Kim Shuler, holding a 1981 photograph of Michele Reidenbach, and Judy Wolfe were friends of Michele, who vanished without a trace on Main Street in Zelienope on Sept. 22, 1981.
    Click photo for larger image.

    "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about the case," state police Cpl. Raymond J. Melder said yesterday.

    Cpl. Melder, a native of Butler County, had been on the job for about a year when Michele was reported missing. Though he was not involved in the investigation back then, he was familiar with the family, all of Harmony, and he knew about the case.

    Michele was a responsible teenager. She worked part time at the former Mel Den's Appliance Store in Zelienople. She was devoted to an older sister who was paralyzed and in the hospital.

    On that rainy Tuesday when she was last seen, Michele had been to school.

    Afterward, she had her senior photos taken and went to work. While there, she took a break to walk down the street to a drugstore for cold medication. She had contracted a bug.

    Her late mother, Gloria, said then that she had intended to meet Michele so the two could visit her other daughter in the hospital. Gloria Reidenbach was running late, however, and went to the hospital without her younger child.

    Michele was last seen at a supermarket parking lot on South Main Street in Zelienople.

    Michele was 5-foot-2 and weighed 110 pounds. Her eyes are blue, her hair dark blonde.


    Bob Donaldson, Post-Gazette
    An age-progressed photo shows how Michele might look today.
    Some of these characteristics likely have changed. Michele would be 42 Dec. 29.

    Police believe Michele's case would have been handled differently now than it was 25 years ago. Investigators today begin their missing-persons probes sooner. They have and use more resources quicker as well, Cpl. Melder said.

    He and Michele's siblings, he said, remain hopeful.

    Michele's likeness is posted on the Internet Web site of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. More than 1 million other children are there as well.

    Anyone with information about Michele can call Zelienople police at 724-287-7769.

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    Michelle Reidenbach

    Quote Originally Posted by Usher737 View Post
    Problem is LE didnt take her disappearance seriously at first and precious time was lost. I dont think they interviewed that many people. She did have a boyfriend at the time but he was ruled out. I believe foul play is involved and she was approached by someone in the supermarket parking lot. I just find it odd that no witness ever came forward with more information.

    Charley Projest has a very good summary

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...h_michele.html
    A few people where questioned about her, among them where her boyfriend who later was ruled out as a suspect, there are very few informations about MIchelle Reidenbach on the internet, pretty girl, interesting case but unfortunatly very little informations about her case.


    http://chatarea.com/psychicsearchfor...ldrenandadults

    psychic search for missing children and adults

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    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...idenbach&hl=en

    19 DEC 81 article that is drawing similarities between 3 missing girls including Michelle.

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