MO - Cheryl Scherer, 19, Scott City, 17 April 1979

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  1. PrayersForMaura

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    Originally posted by rccook555

    Cheryl Ann Scherer

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/338dfmo.html

    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.

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    http://www.semissourian.com/story/1529554.html

    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.
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    more here
    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/index.php?showtopic=7768&st=0&
     
  4. alknon

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    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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    Is LE aware of the resemblance of these pictures to Cheryl?
     
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    alknon Former Member

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    To Steadfast: I e-mailed them (LE) before I posted the photo's here.
     
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    Danaya New Member

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    Wow, I think that is her.
     
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    neverletgo Active Member

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    :bump: for Cheryl, missing 34 years this month. :(

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    Cleveland case gives hope in local missing-person cases

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    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
     
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    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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    scriptgirl Active Member

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    Her poor mother...
     
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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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    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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