The Doe Network:
Case File 126DFNE

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Images From Left: Cutshall, circa 1987; Middle: Age-progressed by NCMEC to age 30 (2008); Right: Age-progressed to 34 years

Jillian Dee Cutshall
Missing since August 13, 1987 from Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: February 19, 1978
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 9 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'6; 65 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde straight hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: A two inch vertical scar on the crown of her head and a horizontal scar on her right top lip. She has pierced ears.
  • Clothing: A purple shirt, blue jeans and white Nike tennis shoes.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Cutshall was last seen at 06:30am sitting on the stoop at her babysitter's house which was four blocks from her home on August 13, 1987.
Her clothes turned up in a wooded area 10 miles away near Stanton three months later.
David Phelps was charged and convicted of Jill's abduction. He is serving a life sentence in state prison.

If you have any information concerning Cutshall's case, please contact:
Norfolk Police Department
Captain Steve Hecher

All information may be submitted anonymously.

Agency Case Number: 87-7766

NCMEC #: NCMC600904

NCIC Number: M260214807
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
NamUs MP #2516
Nebraksa State Patrol
LA Times
Stanton County Sheriff

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