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  1. #1
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    MO - Cheryl Scherer, 19, Scott City, 17 April 1979

    Originally posted by rccook555

    Cheryl Ann Scherer


    Missing since April 17, 1979 from Scott City, Scott County, Missouri
    Date Of Birth: August 19, 1959
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1; 100 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Red long hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Scherer has a mole near her navel. She has a dark brown-colored birthmark between her shoulder blades

    Scherer worked at Rhodes Pump-Ur-Own Station self-service gas station in April 1979 in Scott City, Missouri during a robbery. She was considered a model employee. She was at work on April 17, 1979 when she was apparently abducted by unknown suspect(s) between 11:40 - 11:50 AM. Scherer's car, keys and purse were left behind in the store. Approximately $480 was missing from the cash register. There were no witnesses the day she was kidnapped. Although it happened in the middle of the day, there was little traffic in and out of the Scott City Plaza where the service station was located because the major store in the plaza, an IGA grocery, was closed.
    Scherer was a college student working to put herself through school. She had just paid her car insurance and had a boyfriend.

    Last edited by KateB; 04-08-2015 at 04:07 AM.

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    Missing woman's case still open for Scott County Sheriff's Department officer
    Friday, April 10, 2009
    By Michelle Felter ~ Standard Democrat

    BENTON, Mo. -- For nearly 30 years, Lt. Jerry Bledsoe of the Scott County Sheriff's Department has followed up on every possible lead to learn what happened when Cheryl Anne Scherer disappeared April 17, 1979.

    And he and co-workers will continue working until they find answers.

    "It's not something that over the years we've pushed off to the side," he said.

    "As long as I'm here, I'm going to keep working on it."

    A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. April 17 at St. Denis Church in Benton, for anyone wishing to mark the 30th anniversary of Scherer's disappearance.

    Bledsoe recalled responding to the scene of the then-19-year-old's abduction at the Rhodes 101 Stop in Scott City, when he was a road officer.

    "It was just a chaotic situation," he said.

    more here

  3. #3
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    Possible Cheryl Anne Scherer photos

    These photos which look like Cherly Anne Scherer were found by police in convivcted serial killer Rodney Alcala's storage unit
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    Quote Originally Posted by alknon View Post
    These photos which look like Cherly Anne Scherer were found by police in convivcted serial killer Rodney Alcala's storage unit
    Is LE aware of the resemblance of these pictures to Cheryl?

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    To Steadfast: I e-mailed them (LE) before I posted the photo's here.
    Last edited by alknon; 06-30-2010 at 01:57 PM. Reason: Header

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    Dec 2008
    Wow, I think that is her.

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    for Cheryl, missing 34 years this month.


    Scherer was last seen working her shift at Rhoades Rhodes Pump-Ur-Own Station self-service gasoline station in Scott City, Missouri on April 17, 1979. She disappeared from the station sometime between 11:40 and 11:50 a.m. Scherer's purse and checkbook were at her workplace upon investigation later in the day, and her car was parked in the parking lot with the car keys inside.
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    Cleveland case gives hope in local missing-person cases


    Meanwhile, Lt. Jerry Bledsoe of the Scott County Sheriff's Department also draws hope from the Cleveland case as he continues to search for Cheryl Ann Scherer, who was 19 when she disappeared from the Scott City gas station where she was working April 17, 1979.

    "I was a rookie deputy when this thing happened back in '79," Bledsoe said. "I've kind of gotten attached to this case, because I've been working it so many years that I get excited when I see something like this happen."

    Scherer's parents submitted DNA to a database nearly 10 years ago in hopes of finding her, and investigators have interviewed serial killers thought to be in the area at the time of Scherer's disappearance, but thus far, their efforts have come up empty, Bledsoe said.

    "She -- in broad daylight -- just disappeared," he said. "Cheryl had a very good family life, she was very close to her parents, and, as a matter of fact, had just spoken to her mother before coming up missing."

    Investigators suspected a stranger traveling nearby on Interstate 55 might have abducted Scherer, but there isn't any evidence to confirm that, Bledsoe said.

    More: http://www.semissourian.com/story/1966887.html

  9. #9
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    Oct 2009
    This reminds me of the case in Iowa, I think of the girl who was kidnapped from a Sunoco station, I think it was. Very odd.

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    Balloon release for woman abducted in 1979 -

    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Her poor mother...

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    Some further pictures of Cheryl Scherer -


  13. #13
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    Just came across Cheryls case. Did anything ever come of those photos Alknon?
    How strange to just vanish like that, but i guess its a quiet area and with the big store next door closed on the day it could have just been a spur of the moment abduction.
    Or she could have taken the money out the register and ran away with someone. but from what ive read she was happy in her life. but i guess you never know.
    There may have just been no one else around and the guy has robbed her and then told her to get in his car

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    Oct 2009
    I don't think she ran off. I think she was grabbed and killed. There was a epidemic of women disappearing from service stations, convenience stores in the late 70s, early 80s.

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