OR OR - Teresa Gruetter, 33, Boring, 11 Sept 1991

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2778DFOR

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2778dfor.html

    Teresa Ann Gruetter
    Missing since September 11, 1991 from Boring, Clackamas County, Oregon
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: March 12, 1958
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 33 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 115 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Long brown hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: She has a large scar on her stomach.
    Dentals: Pending
    DNA: Pending


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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Gruetter was last seen at her residence on SE Hamlet Drive in Boring, Oregon on September 11, 1991.
    Teresa was reported missing by her sister and has never been found. Foul play is suspected.



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

    Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line
    503-723-4949

    Agency Case Number: 91-33462
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
    The Oregonian (Portland, OR)


    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/gruetter_teresa.html
    ex-boyfriend is suspect.

    Teresa is not listed in NamUs at this time.

    No archived articles found at this time.

    Teresa has been missing almost 19 years. Come home soon.
     

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  2. Archangel85

    Archangel85 Active Member

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    24 years. Why is this case considered foul play? did she have a violent/jealous boyfriend?
     
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  3. Jeccas

    Jeccas New Member

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    I looked at this case, does anyone know if this woman had any identifying tattoos?
     
  4. Blair

    Blair Active Member

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    Here is her updated Charley Project page:

    http://charleyproject.org/case/teresa-ann-gruetter

    Which includes the following information about why her disappearance is considered to be the result of foul play:

    "Gruetter was last seen at her home in the 31400 southeast Hamlet Drive in Boring, Oregon on September 11, 1991. She shared the house with her sister and her young son. Gruetter's sister woke up at 6:30 a.m. and discovered Gruetter was gone, her son was asleep and her car was parked in the driveway. Half an hour later, Gruetter's boss called the residence because she hadn't arrived at work. Her sister then notified the police. Gruetter has never been heard from again.

    It's uncharacteristic of Gruetter to leave without warning, and she doesn't fit the profile of someone who would do so. One of her ex-boyfriends is considered a suspect in her disappearance. He has a criminal record and a history of stalking and violent behavior towards women. He hasn't faced any charges in connection to her disappearance, however.

    Foul play is suspected in Gruetter's case. It remains unsolved."
     
  5. Blair

    Blair Active Member

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    Her poor family and sweet son. I hope they've found peace.
     
  6. alb1on

    alb1on Well-Known Member

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    Interesting comments at https://oregon.arrests.org/Arrests/Bruce_Retchless_15203538/ identifying a suspect (whether it is the one known to police I do not know). Whilst Mr Retchless seems to have an impressive criminal record I am not aware of any other links to the case, but it does seem an interesting lead, especially given that Teresa was declared dead (Ancestry record of US Social Security) and the comment references to evidence.
     
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  7. RIP

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    Does anyone know if this is the same Bruce Retchless: Amy Smith and Bruce Retchless's Wedding Website The photos look exactly like him! If so, I wonder if this poor woman knows about his past? I was reading the comments below his arrest record from the link above and one woman said that he tried to kill her and she knew for a fact that he murdered Teresa Gruetter. If it is the same guy, he has a Landscaping business called: Mountain Mist Landscape Design: Mountain Mist Landscape Design . It is hard to find many pics of him though. I just wonder if someone should warn this Amy girl of the kind of man she married? The fact that this guy walks free after what he did to poor Teresa, is unjust.
     
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  8. treda

    treda New Member

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    yes it is the same bruce. we understand that amy filed for divorce just a few months after they were married. bruce did threaten teresa and he also had a stun gun when she disappeared. Teresa told her best friend that she was afraid of him and if she came up missing we would no who was responsible. the Oregonian newspaper has the Complete archived case. we have never found teresa. there is so much more to this story but all evidence points directly to bruce. who by the way changed his last name to shadixx. his history in the last 19 yrs is shocking. and way before teresa he abused other woman too. at least one moved out of state to get away from him. anyway this is getting long. i inly wish we could close this case solved.... for beautiful teresa
     
  9. treda

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    yes, you mite say he is s ted bundy type
     
  10. treda

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    yes she did, and in the past 19 yrs this man has abused and threatened many more woman. these are the cases we have known of, but the really scary thing is all the cases we do know about?! he has proven his violence and jealousy time and time again.
     
  11. treda

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    we are is pretty sure teresa didn't have any tats
     
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  13. devertere

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    @treda
    Do you have any knowledge about Teresa having Dental Work done?

    There is a doe that was found near a service road in Hood River County, that I feel resembles her a lot.

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    I just checked... the drive would probably have been 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on where exactly the skull was found (somewhere on Mt. Hood), but most of it would be Highway 26... a very "intuitive" drive for a murderer I think.
     
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  14. NikNakNoodle

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    Yes, she did. They had a child together and had recently broken up and he had physical custody of their child at the time of her disappearance. He was also working as a garbage truck driver at the time. He
    I believe they’ve already ruled Teresa out via familial DNA from her children.
     
  15. Iamhere000

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    I stumbled upon this forum while searching “Bruce Retchless”, the name of the man that molested me from the time I was 7 years old (2007-2009). I wanted to see if I could find the court case.

    I feel absolutely sick reading through this forum, but not shocked. He was dating my mom, he was like a father to me. It happened multiple times. The last time, I felt so much fear. I wanted to run out of the house but I had a gut feeling that he would hurt me very badly if i tried to run.

    I had to go to court at 8 years old; I lost. He is a master manipulator. I don’t know how a jury of normal citizens could ever trust an old man over an 8 year old girl.

    He stalked us as well while he was dating my mom. He had a brilliant strategy to frame my real dad to make it look like he was our stalker. I don’t want to go into detail, but his plan was elaborate.

    This man is capable of everything you’re saying. He gets away with it though, I think he has friends in high places.

    Rest In Peace Teresa. My heart is aching for you. I wish I could have brought us justice. Maybe I’ll be able to some day. I’ve healed from his abuse, but finding out he has done terrible things to other people makes me feel so confused again. How is he getting away with this?

    It’s really comforting to see people that still care about justice after all this time. Our judicial system is corrupt. Years later my mom revealed to me that he actually sued (and won) Multnomah County for keeping him in custody during our case. He actually got money for molesting me it seems. That’s our judicial system for you!

    I couldn’t just read this forum and not reply. I wish I could do more. I doubt they’d care to reinvestigate after all these years. Yet, I’m aching to make peace; for me, Teresa and everyone else he’s hurt.
     
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  16. devertere

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    I'm so sorry you had to go through this. :(

    This guy is so incredibly evil.
     
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    Iamhere000 New Member

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    I just stumbled upon this forum re
    Thank you, I appreciate that.
    Everything I’ve gone through has got me to the place I am. I hold a lot of strength and a lot of light. After finding this information, I’m feeling called to find justice through writing a book. The judicial system failed me, Teresa and many others, but the Truth will not stay hidden.
     
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