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    IN - Paula Stewart, 15, Hobart, 28 June 1980

    Paula Ann Stewart
    Missing since June 28, 1980 from Hobart, Indiana
    Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: September 13, 1964
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1" (155 cm); 125 lbs (57 kg)
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female.Brown hair; brown eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Paula was last seen on June 28, 1980 when she left her home to go to the store. It is unknown if she ever arrived at the store.
    She has not been seen or heard from since.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hobart Police Department 219-942-1125


    Source Information:
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    doenetwork.org Case File 2142DFIN

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    Paula Ann Stewart
    Missing since June 28, 1980 from Hobart, Lake County, Indiana
    Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: September 13, 1964
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1" (155 cm); 125 lbs (57 kg)
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female.Brown hair; brown eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Paula was last seen on June 28, 1980 when she left her home to go to the store. It is unknown if she ever arrived at the store.

    She has not been seen or heard from since.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hobart Police Department 219-942-1125

    NCMEC #: NCMC1056247
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.


    Source Information:
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    The Doe Network: Case File 2142DFIN

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2147dfva.html

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    I see on the doenetwork that she has been located deceased.

    Anyone have info about the discovery?

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    I don't have anything -- NCMEC just said she'd been found dead. You'd think there'd at least be an article somewhere.

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    I live about 15 minutes from Hobart, and I have never heard of this case. I searched the online newspaper archives today, but they only go back to 1990. I will look at the library if I have time this week.

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    If my memory serves me well (that's 50/50 most days), a few bodies have been found recently in Indiana. Wonder if one was her?

    It's sad not to see info about this in the media - maybe the family just doesn't want media??

    Meggily, keep us updated if you find out anything.

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    Here's one of those bodies I was referring to....

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51450

    another possible one.....

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51450

    there was another that turned out to be a male, so....

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    Found and Identified...

    It has been 27 years since Paula Ann disappeared. Recent reports are that she has been found. If anyone can find details, please post them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    It has been 27 years since Paula Ann disappeared. Recent reports are that she has been found. If anyone can find details, please post them here.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293213,00.html

    Indiana Girl's Body Missing Since 1980 Found in Unmarked Grave


    CROWN POINT, Ind. A body buried in an unmarked grave has been identified through DNA evidence as that of a 15-year-old Hobart girl who vanished in 1980, police said.

    Detectives were investigating the death of Paula Ann Stewart as a homicide, said Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez.

    "We have suspects but need the public's assistance," Dominguez said Monday.

    The Lake County coroner's office declined to discuss the cause of her death.

    The body was buried in a cemetery operated by the Ross Township trustee's office in Merrillville, Domiguez said. Trustee John Rooda said the skeletal remains were discovered by police almost six months after Stewart's reported disappearance in June 1980. Authorities delayed burying the body until 1984 as investigators worked to identify the remains, police said.

    The case was reopened in late 2006 after Stewart's sister contacted Hobart police asking about the investigation.

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    IN-Paula Ann Stewart Found Dead, Missing since 1980

    Indiana Girl's Body Missing Since 1980 Found in Unmarked Grave

    CROWN POINT, Ind. A body buried in an unmarked grave has been identified through DNA evidence as that of a 15-year-old Hobart girl who vanished in 1980, police said.

    Detectives were investigating the death of Paula Ann Stewart as a homicide, said Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez.

    "We have suspects but need the public's assistance," Dominguez said Monday.

    The Lake County coroner's office declined to discuss the cause of her death.

    The body was buried in a cemetery operated by the Ross Township trustee's office in Merrillville, Domiguez said. Trustee John Rooda said the skeletal remains were discovered by police almost six months after Stewart's reported disappearance in June 1980. Authorities delayed burying the body until 1984 as investigators worked to identify the remains, police said.

    The case was reopened in late 2006 after Stewart's sister contacted Hobart police asking about the investigation.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293213,00.html

    Here is her missing thread:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...17#post1627717


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    Body is NW Indiana girl reported missing in '80

    Authorities in Northwest Indiana have used DNA to identify a body buried in an unmarked grave as that of a 15-year-old Hobart girl who vanished in 1980.

    Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez said Paula Ann Stewart was a homicide victim. He plans to release more information about the case today.

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    From the sound of the ABC 7 news report that I just heard, the family of the victim was aware that the body might be Paula before it was buried. However since they could not Identify her positively she was buried as a Jane doe.

    All the family could say was that the bathing suit top found with the body was 'similar' to the one that paula was wearing.

    Full story at link http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...cal&id=5568496

    In 1980, there was no DNA technology. When a body was found that could be Stewart's, her family identified the bathing suit top, which was similar to the one she was wearing when she disappeared. A few months ago, Stewart's sister called police and asked them to try again for something more definite.

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    Thanks for the link, Gidget. I'm glad the family finally knows for sure and will be able to bury her.

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    Still no cause of death:
    http://www.post-trib.com/news/558715,stewart.article

    Officials were unable to determine what killed a Hobart woman more than 25 years ago.

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    Any updates or suspects?

    It has been over two years since anyone has posted on this thread. Paula was found and identified, but has anyone heard if the cause of her death was ever determined? And has anyone been charged with her murder?



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