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    Peggy Rahn (9) and Wendy Brown Stevenson (8) - Pompano Beach FL, 1969

    Missing Since: December 29, 1969 from Pompano Beach, Florida
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: October 21, 1960
    Age: 9 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'4, 67 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Rahn has a scar near her right eye. She has a freckled complexion

    Missing Since: December 29, 1969 from Pompano Beach, Florida
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: June 20, 1961
    Age: 8 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'2, 61 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Stevenson has a scar on her abdomen. Her first name may be spelled "Windy."

    Details of Disappearance

    Rahn and a friend, Wendy Stevenson, were last seen in Pompano Beach, Florida on December 29, 1969. They had gone to the beach separately; a neighbor took Rahn and Stevenson went with her uncle. The girls met at the beach by accident and decided to walk to the parking lot to buy ice cream. A convenience store clerk reported seeing a man buying ice cream cones for Rahn and Stevenson. He identified the girls from photographs and described their companion as a Caucasian man in his twenties, about six feet tall and 200 pounds, with sandy-colored hair, gray eyes and a humped nose. Rahn and Stevenson have never been heard from again.

    Authorities initially suspected both girls had drowned. However, nobody saw them in distress in the water that day, their bodies were not recovered, and Stevenson was known to be a good swimmer. The drowning theory was eventually discarded as unlikely.

    The serial killer Gerard John Schaefer Jr. is believed to have been responsible for the children's disappearances. A photograph of him is posted below this case summary. Schaefer a suspect in the deaths and disappearances of dozens of girls and young women, including Nancy Leichner, Pamela Nater and Carmen Hallock. The family of Debora Lowe, who disappeared in 1972, believes he was involved in her case as well. Schaefer was only convicted of two murders.

    Prosecutors publicly accused Schaefer of killing Rahn and Stevenson in 1973. He denied it at that time, but in 1989 he wrote a letter and confessed to murdering the girls. He was never charged in their cases, however, and was himself murdered in prison in 1995.

    Stevenson and Rahn's bodies have never been located.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Broward County Sheriff's Office


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