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Case File 1412DFNJ


Lorraine Rea Herbster
Missing since March 9, 1979 from Westampton Township, New Jersey.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 16, 1962
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 125 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green eyes.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans, blouse, white coat sweater with a belt tied in the back and a hood folded over the back, knee socks, brown hiking boots, part suede, part leather, size 81/2. Carrying a reddish-brown suede shoulder bag with a zipper on the top
  • Jewelry: Known to be wearing a diamond or brown quartz cats eye ring and a thin gold chain necklace
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available
  • Nickname/Alias: Lori

Circumstances of Disappearance
Herbster was last seen on March 9, 1979 in Westampton Township, NJ, while walking home from her new job at a Mount Holly electronics firm. Her car and purse were found in her Westampton front yard following her disappearance.
Police have never been able to substantiate persistent rumors she was slain and her body dumped at a local construction site.

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

Westampton Township Police Department

Agency Case Number: H0258854/NamUs MP#4585

NCIC Number: M306637948

NCMNEC Number: NCMC1158939

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice
Burlington Times
New Jersey State Police
Times, The (Trenton, NJ) - Tuesday, August 20, 1996

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