Deceased/Not Found DE - Kathleen Meyer, 26, New Castle, 16 Oct 1988 *S. Pennell guilty*

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    Case File 2909DFDE

    Kathleen Anne Meyer
    Missing since October 16, 1988 from New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics

    Date of Birth: March 24, 1962
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 26 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3-5'4"; 115-120 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green eyes.
    Clothing: White top 3/4 length sleeves, blue jeans. No shoes. Silver necklace and bracelet. A black purse.
    Dentals: Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Kathleen Meyer was last seen on October 16, 1988 in an area where two other females were reported missing and later found murdered. She left her home in Brookmont Farms off Route 40, on foot, at about 21:30.
    Because a missing person, Margaret Finner, was last seen entering a blue van, the police were on the look-out for such a vehicle. That evening, by chance, an off-duty police officer saw a young woman hitchhiker matching Meyer's description enter a blue van on Route 40 near the entrance to Brookmont Farms. The officer made a note of the blue van's license number. It was later determined that the registered owner of the van was Steven Pennell.

    Serial killer Steven Brian Pennell was captured 10 days after Kathleen disappeared. Even though Kathleen’s body was never found, Pennell pled guilty to her murder and was subsequently executed for her killing and several others.


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

    New Castle County Police Department

    Agency Case Number: 32-88-68846

    NCIC Number: M-320690215
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: Charting available and entered
    DNA: NA
    Fingerprints: NA

    A detective is working her case file, his POC info is listed on Namus under Police Information.

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    Kathleen has been missing 22 years. Come home soon.

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