NV - Stefanie Stroh, 21, Wells, 15 Oct 1987

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Case File 1591DFNV


    Stefanie Kelly Stroh
    Missing since October 15, 1987 from Wells, Elko County, Nevada
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: September 26, 1966
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 130 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    •Marks, Scars: Brown birthmark on instep of right foot; pierced ears.
    •Clothing: Black shirt, black tank top, black corduroy pants, brown leather ankle high shoes.
    •Dentals: Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Stroh was last seen when she called her parents at the Four Way Cafe and Truck Stop in Wells, Nevada on October 15, 1987.
    She said she was coming home that night, was hitchhiking and had a ride.
    Stroh had taken a year off from college to travel and was on her way home after spending 9 months abroad.
    In October 1987, convicted serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells drifted through Nevada and worked briefly for a roofing company in the mining town of Winnemucca. There, he met Stefanie Stroh, who was hitchhiking across the country. In his confession, Sells said he offered her a ride to Reno, but along the way they pulled off the road to drop acid together. Sells choked the girl to death. Then, noticing a washtub and a bag of cement mix in the bed of the stolen truck he was driving, he anchored the girl's feet in the tub, waited overnight for the concrete to harden, and dumped her body into a nearby hot spring the next morning.


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

    FBI - Las Vegas

    Agency Case Number: LV-20144

    NCIC Number: M-143791547
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    California Department of Justice
    Truth in Justice - Who Killed Joel? 7/24/03
    San Jose Mercury News 11/22/98
    The San Francisco Chronicle 10/24/87


    I don't find Stefani listed in NamUs.

    Tommy Sells confessed to her murder but LE isn't sure his confession is accurate and that he may have fabricated it.

    Another POI identified as possibly responsible:


    Friday, 05 March 2010
    Last Updated Friday, 05 March 2010

    snipped from link directly above:

    Stefanie has been missing 23 years. Come home soon.

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  3. killer Chaser

    killer Chaser New Member

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  4. Archangel85

    Archangel85 New Member

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    Tommy Lynn Sells confession was not taken seriously by police. I wonder why? Also.. he's suspected on the disappearance of Laura Bible and Ashley Freeman.
  5. monterey6

    monterey6 New Member

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    She was on her way back to SF. Her hair was definitely brown, although I saw the picture you referred to.

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