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    I hope the same, I don't want to see this case "unable to be dismissed." I don't want any of these case to go to the books, even though I know in some scenarios, that may be how it stays.
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    April Rose Zane
    Missing since April 18, 1977 from Frankfort, Will County, Illinois
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: February 25, 1960
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"-5'6"; 115-120 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Dark auburn hair; blue-grey/green eyes. She has a long back which makes her appear tall. April has freckles on her face.
    Marks, Scars: Scar on her right hip from appendectomy; scar on her right knee; scar on her chin.
    Clothing: Last seen wearing a brown flannel jacket.
    Dentals: Available
    DNA: Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Zane was last seen in Frankfort, Illinois on April 18, 1977. (It is possible that she went missing the year prior - 1976). She was going into town to visit a friend. She never made it to the friends' house and was never heard from again.

    April had a record of running away from home, but always turned up later. She was found several times in the Chicago land area and arrested for curfew violation.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Frankfort Police Department
    815-469-9435

    Agency Case Number: M08A6669

    NCIC Number: M-597208598

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The Doe Network
    NCMEC
    NamUs
    The Doe Network: Case File 1404DFIL

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1404dfil.html

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    35 Year Anniversary

    Today marks 35 years since April Zane went missing.

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    Thinking of April Zane today, praying she will be found!
    Such a pretty girl:
    http://mloillinois.blogspot.com/2012...pril-zane.html
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  5. #35
    Hi this is Sharonrose,April's sister.I wanted to give you an update since it has been so long.My DNA sample was given to the National Database in Aug.2008,and one of my children submitted his this August to help in my search for my sister.I have a very supportive husband,and children who encourage me as do the folks at Bravenet,Porchlight,and the fine people here at Websleuths,who also give me hope and strength to carry on. I was reading the above,an answer to the questionf of the date,according to Frankfort police it was 1977,I remember it as Easter Sunday,and my dad's birthday,a double holiday.I am hoping to do a walk for April,in her honor,and hoping to someday put up a memorial for her dedicated to her and all the kids that didn't make it home.It will read "Always Loved ,Always Missed,Never Forgotten."

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    Oh and by the way,I did have an age progression done for April,thanks to the help of a person on April's case via the National database who made it possible.He, along with the Frankfort P.D. make me feel that April will be found,she and I are lucky to have them.Ya know it is funny,I look at immediate family members who are older than April and myself,and they won't lift a finger to help try to find her.Yet that finger likes to point at other people in my family who are no longer with us.I would think that if they feel that stongly,maybe it might have helped if they had said something when these people were alive. At least they would have been able to defend themselves. That's okay,everyday is just a day closer to the answer.

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    Welcome back, SharonRose. Thank you for answering the question regarding the year April went missing.

    April's is a case that caught my attention because she resembled someone I knew back about the time April disappeared. Ages are off though, as this friend was about 5 years younger than April.

    Hugs and prayers answers come soon.
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    Here are a few things I learned about missing person cases.If someone is on the Wittness protection program,the US MArshal does not reveal it to the missing persons family,and really doesn't have to contact missing persons sites.April was a runaway,was picked up for curfew,and was fingerprinted.Fingerprints were destroyed when she became an adult.Also she was at my grandmother's house earlier the day she went missing.If she was planning on disappearing she would have made a call from the landline-phones records would show what numbers were called from that house I would think.
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    Smile SharonRose

    Hi SharonRose, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you on the anniversary of April's disappearance. I grew up in Frankfort and tinley park and your sisters story has deeply affected me. You are thought about, cared about, and are included in my prayers. I truly believe God will help you find the answers you need and deserve. From a fellow sister.

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    Thanks to SharonRose Zane for this link.


    I-Team: Several Illinois children missing for more than 35 years

    There are currently 25 cases of Illinois children who have been missing for a decade or more like three girls who were recently found in Cleveland.

    [snip]

    In 1977 Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president and that's the same year then 16-year-old April Zane disappeared.

    She's been missing from south suburban Frankfort for 36 years.

    Zane was going to visit a friend but never arrived and hasn't been seen since.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...eam&id=9093935


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    April rose zane

    In lieu the Cleveland Ohio missing persons cases that,by the courage of Amanda Berry,Chicago's ABC WLS TV listed missing persons in Illinois.The first to be shown was my sister April.She was finally acknowledged by the news.I watched as Amanda's grandmother got the call that my parents had waited for that never came.I'm still waiting for it.I am really happy for those three family's that they are no longer in the world of not knowing where their girls are.Over the years,I have heard statements from officers saying to my mom,"April is missing because she wants to be missing." I thought to myself,would that be an acceptable answer if it was their kid? No. As far as the Frankfort Police Department finding her where a bouts,I don't bet on it.I feel that the precious town of Frankfort doesn't want people to know there was a kid missing from that community.Lord forbid,I make any waves to disrupt that.Instead of listening to people who"claim" they know "information" and write letters to the police department filled with lies about my parents,investigate them,or get off the case and give it to someone who will.Instead,the investigating "Detective" asked" why did it take so long for my mom to claim April as "missing." April had a history of running away,my mom had told the courts and April's probation officer that she had yet again ran away.She assumed Frankfort knew of this,and they already marked her as missing/endangered runaway. In reality,in order to get April on Child Find posters,she had to declare her missing.So my answer to why it took that long for her to declare her missing,is the same reason she never declared her legally dead:Because she could not bring herself to believe she could be.So here I am,still searching.Instead of arguing with an officer who really doesn't seem to hear or care what someone who lived this since age of 6 has to say-he would rather listen to someone that never met my parents,my sister or me,someone who regurgitates a wild story that my dad "got rid of April",and "my mom knew about it." Are you kidding me? Here's an idea: Did the police ever think that maybe that story is a lie to cover up who really knows where April is and what happened to her,or who had something to do with it? Here's another one, people: They have an "open on-going investigation" yet they can't haul any of these people into questioning.Would any of you take that as an answer?The worst part of all this,other than this has been going on since I was 6,is that I gladly gave my DNA to the National database,as did my son,and a male cousin on my dad's side.In fact everything posted of her disappearance is because I put it there.Do you want to know why?Because our half sister and full blooded sister refuse to cooperate.Are you kidding me?No matter what anyone thinks of each other in a family-seriously,why wouldn't you want to find your sister?Why wouldn't you want to aid in finally finding out where she is?Why hasn't the thought of April being a victim of foul play cross the minds of these people?Why doesn't this present a Red Flag to the police? Because they don't care.None of them do.Wouldn't you want to know if there was a serial killer around at that time?I even gave names of neighbors,who are reputable citizens,and one happened to be a former chief of police.The Det. never once asked those people one question.These were real people who knew my parents for 33 yrs.and lived right across the street.Who told me time and time again,"'Keep looking Sharon."He didn't go over there or call once.Instead,it is easier to blame the dead parents who can't defend themselves. I think it is time to get a lawyer,and I think it's time to either turn the case over to someone who wants to help me find her.All I ever asked for Frankfort to do was:"Find my sister." Oh,yeah,and I wrote the mayor asking if we could have a walk for April.He was not encouraging of that,but wanted me to know her missing persons poster is in the police station.In fact the only ones that ever seemed to care were Richard from the National Database and a dentist in Frankfort who was good enough to try and compare my dentals to Aprils because my dental records from the past are missing.As far as I'm concerned,if they can't get these "expert theorists" in an investigation room,I will find someone who can.I will hold responsible anyone who had anything to do with her disappearance and make sure they do some time.You know, I think about it folks,these people who are going to a lot of trouble to convince police that my parents were these terrible people,instead of looking for April,are doing just that.Going to a lot of trouble.But that's not going to be anything compared to the trouble they are going to get from me.It's not only cruel to add fuel to the fire,it's illegal,and they can be sued.Usually when something like this is true, people go to police, file a report,and the accused stand trial after an arrest,am I right?You don't wait for them to die and come out of the woodwork like a termite,and tell a story that has no basis.Yet,isn't that kind of like tampering with evidence?In the process they are slandering character and names.Defamation:Also against the law. On this Mother's day,I get to go to my parents grave and ask them to forgive the stupidity of myself for depending on complete morons,who I could probably sell a bridge to that reaches from NewYork to Ireland. I then get to attend a wake of a woman who was not only my neighbor,and a friend,but someone who told me to "keep up the search,don't give in and keep going."A person who knew my family,knew April,Billy and my parents.May God Bless her soul,because I am going to do just that. Thank you. Sharonrose Zane-Neu
    ~But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleep.And miles to go before I sleep.~Robert Frost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharonrose Zane View Post
    In lieu the Cleveland Ohio missing persons cases that,by the courage of Amanda Berry,Chicago's ABC WLS TV listed missing persons in Illinois.The first to be shown was my sister April.She was finally acknowledged by the news.I watched as Amanda's grandmother got the call that my parents had waited for that never came.I'm still waiting for it.I am really happy for those three family's that they are no longer in the world of not knowing where their girls are.Over the years,I have heard statements from officers saying to my mom,"April is missing because she wants to be missing." I thought to myself,would that be an acceptable answer if it was their kid? No. As far as the Frankfort Police Department finding her where a bouts,I don't bet on it.I feel that the precious town of Frankfort doesn't want people to know there was a kid missing from that community.Lord forbid,I make any waves to disrupt that.Instead of listening to people who"claim" they know "information" and write letters to the police department filled with lies about my parents,investigate them,or get off the case and give it to someone who will.Instead,the investigating "Detective" asked" why did it take so long for my mom to claim April as "missing." April had a history of running away,my mom had told the courts and April's probation officer that she had yet again ran away.She assumed Frankfort knew of this,and they already marked her as missing/endangered runaway. In reality,in order to get April on Child Find posters,she had to declare her missing.So my answer to why it took that long for her to declare her missing,is the same reason she never declared her legally dead:Because she could not bring herself to believe she could be.So here I am,still searching.Instead of arguing with an officer who really doesn't seem to hear or care what someone who lived this since age of 6 has to say-he would rather listen to someone that never met my parents,my sister or me,someone who regurgitates a wild story that my dad "got rid of April",and "my mom knew about it." Are you kidding me? Here's an idea: Did the police ever think that maybe that story is a lie to cover up who really knows where April is and what happened to her,or who had something to do with it? Here's another one, people: They have an "open on-going investigation" yet they can't haul any of these people into questioning.Would any of you take that as an answer?The worst part of all this,other than this has been going on since I was 6,is that I gladly gave my DNA to the National database,as did my son,and a male cousin on my dad's side.In fact everything posted of her disappearance is because I put it there.Do you want to know why?Because our half sister and full blooded sister refuse to cooperate.Are you kidding me?No matter what anyone thinks of each other in a family-seriously,why wouldn't you want to find your sister?Why wouldn't you want to aid in finally finding out where she is?Why hasn't the thought of April being a victim of foul play cross the minds of these people?Why doesn't this present a Red Flag to the police? Because they don't care.None of them do.Wouldn't you want to know if there was a serial killer around at that time?I even gave names of neighbors,who are reputable citizens,and one happened to be a former chief of police.The Det. never once asked those people one question.These were real people who knew my parents for 33 yrs.and lived right across the street.Who told me time and time again,"'Keep looking Sharon."He didn't go over there or call once.Instead,it is easier to blame the dead parents who can't defend themselves. I think it is time to get a lawyer,and I think it's time to either turn the case over to someone who wants to help me find her.All I ever asked for Frankfort to do was:"Find my sister." Oh,yeah,and I wrote the mayor asking if we could have a walk for April.He was not encouraging of that,but wanted me to know her missing persons poster is in the police station.In fact the only ones that ever seemed to care were Richard from the National Database and a dentist in Frankfort who was good enough to try and compare my dentals to Aprils because my dental records from the past are missing.As far as I'm concerned,if they can't get these "expert theorists" in an investigation room,I will find someone who can.I will hold responsible anyone who had anything to do with her disappearance and make sure they do some time.You know, I think about it folks,these people who are going to a lot of trouble to convince police that my parents were these terrible people,instead of looking for April,are doing just that.Going to a lot of trouble.But that's not going to be anything compared to the trouble they are going to get from me.It's not only cruel to add fuel to the fire,it's illegal,and they can be sued.Usually when something like this is true, people go to police, file a report,and the accused stand trial after an arrest,am I right?You don't wait for them to die and come out of the woodwork like a termite,and tell a story that has no basis.Yet,isn't that kind of like tampering with evidence?In the process they are slandering character and names.Defamation:Also against the law. On this Mother's day,I get to go to my parents grave and ask them to forgive the stupidity of myself for depending on complete morons,who I could probably sell a bridge to that reaches from NewYork to Ireland. I then get to attend a wake of a woman who was not only my neighbor,and a friend,but someone who told me to "keep up the search,don't give in and keep going."A person who knew my family,knew April,Billy and my parents.May God Bless her soul,because I am going to do just that. Thank you. Sharonrose Zane-Neu
    How cruel people try to put back something like that on your family. I pray you will find answers soon.
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    ~But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleep.And miles to go before I sleep.~Robert Frost

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    I walked into a Wal-Mart in MN. I saw posters of April Zane up at both entrances. Great to see she is still being looked for everywhere
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    Fawn & Rozlin Abell
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    Wow. I've lived in Frankfort my whole life and I would have never known something like this had happened there. It's certainly changed a lot over the years, but it still doesn't seem like the kind of place something horrible like this could happen.


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