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    Cherrie Ann Mahan (8) - Pittsburgh PA, 1985


    Missing Since: February 22, 1985 from Cabot, Pennsylvania
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: August 14, 1976
    Age: 8 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'2, 68 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Mahan has a dog bite scar on her left arm. Her left arm was previously broken below her left shoulder, but the injury had healed before her 1985 disappearance. Mahan has a cowlick on the right side of her hair. Her hair was slightly longer at the time of her disappearance than in the photographs shown above. Her ears are pierced.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white leotard, a gray coat, a blue denim skirt, blue leg warmers, beige ankle boots without heels, and brown Cabbage Patch earmuffs.

    Details of Disappearance

    Mahan was last seen getting off of the bus from her elementary school at approximately 4:05 p.m. on February 22, 1985. Three other students got off with her at the stop. She was approximately 100 to 150 yards along a dirt driveway from her family's residence on Cornplanter Road in Cabot, Pennsylvania at the time she disappeared. When she failed to arrive home, her father went looking for her and called police when he failed to find her. Mahan has never been heard from again. She was carrying a blue backpack with two straps and a cream-colored top at the time of her disappearance; the backpack is decorated with a blue and red heart.

    A bright blue or green 1976 Dodge van was seen in the area at the time of Mahan's disappearance and may be connected to her case. The van was following the school bus Mahan had been riding in. The van had a snow-capped mountain and skier mural painted on both sides of the vehicle. The skier was wearing red and yellow clothing and was skiing down the mountain. The van has never been located or identified and investigators are still not sure if it was connected to Mahan's case. Two sketches of the vehicle are posted below this case summary. A small blue car was also seen near the site of Mahan's disappearance. It is unknown if the car has anything to do with her case either.


    Mahan's family had her declared legally deceased in 1992. They donated the life insurance policy they received to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children, and put a car accident settlement Mahan had received into a trust fund for her brother. Mahan's case has never been solved. Some agencies state she disappeared from Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.



    Above Images: Sketches of van possibly involved
    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police

    412-284-8100

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