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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    WA - Michaelle Champagne, 30, Spokane, 8 Sept 1993

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2807DFWA


    Michaelle Marie Champagne
    Missing since September 8, 1993 from Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: July 1, 1963
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 30 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 120 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. brown hair; blue eyes.
    Dentals: Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Michaelle Champagne, a Belgian citizen, was supposed to return to her home country, but did not. She was reported missing after her parents and friends hadn't heard from her. Her parents in Belgium last spoke to her in February 1993, after she returned to the United States from a trip home. She broke up with her American boyfriend shortly after returning. Champagne is believed to have placed her belongings, including her furniture in a Spokane storage facility. Her last known address was the Starlight Motel on South Geiger Boulevard.


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

    Spokane Police Department

    Agency Case Number: 93-0742851

    Source Information:
    The Spokesman-Review


    Michaelle is *not* listed in NamUs at this time.

    No archived articles for Michaelle.

    Michaelle has been missing almost 17 years. Come home soon.
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  2. #2
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    June 26, 2011
    Chelsea Bannach The Spokesman-Review

    The former boyfriend has refused polygraph testing, telling police he “doesn’t believe in that kind of magic,” Burbridge said.
    Former BF not named because he has not been charged with any crime.

    This article gives pretty good background info.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2014
    Michaelle is now in NamUs

    Doe Network lists her missing date as September 8, 1993 while NamUs has it as June 1, 1993. September 8th is when the missing persons report was filed by the (ex)boyfriend. The June 1st date is when he claimed he saw her riding a motorcycle in Spokane.

    Charley Project states she is missing from Washington D.C. and was last seen on March 9, 1993. This was the last time she spoke with her parents. In the article from the previous post, investigators are looking at UIDs from both DC and Washington state. Given the amount of time that passed between the last phone call and when the report was filed, it seems like detectives would have a very difficult time finding any kind of evidence. The behavior of the ex is suspicious but it doesn't prove he's a killer.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2014
    2011 article:

    kane police Detective Mark Burbridge, who has reopened the missing person case, thinks she was murdered...

    After months passed without any contact, Champagne’s parents grew increasingly concerned and repeatedly urged her former boyfriend to report her missing. He insisted he hadn’t talked to her and had no idea of her exact whereabouts.

    On Sept. 8, 1993, nearly six months after her family had last heard from her, he filed the missing person report, but explained that he had not spoken to Champagne since their breakup March 17, 1993. He did tell detectives he thought he saw her around town and that she had left love letters in his mailbox.

    In the months before filing the missing person report, detectives say, the boyfriend’s behavior was curious. According to Burbridge, he twice tried to use Champagne’s credit cards, sold all her expensive, Belgian oak furniture out of storage that August, and sold the Volvo the two owned together.

    “I don’t know many girls that would date a guy for a few months and let him sell all her stuff and keep all the money,” Burbridge said. “The car, the furniture – use all of her credit cards.”


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