Name: Veronica Lenhart-Safranski
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: October 26, 1996
Location Last Seen: Warren, Marshall County, Minnesota
Date of Birth: March 13, 1956
Age: 40 yrs old
Weight: 105 lbs
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: None
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: A "Pocahontas" American Indian costume.
Jewelry: A Mary Kay brand ring with diamonds in the shape of an S.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Ms. Lenhart-Safranski was last seen at Micks, a local nightspot in Warren, Minnesota leaving a Halloween party on October 26, 1996.
She was out with a friend who indicates she last saw Voni at approximately 24.30. The friend had gone to the restroom and states when she returned she could not locate Voni.
According to reports, Voni walked out with a man with a history of convictions for sexual assault, leaving her coat and purse behind. She never returned. The man told investigators he left the bar with Lenhart-Safranski, but doesn't know what happened to her.
A month later, investigators found a belt from her Halloween costume along a county road. Ground and air searches came up empty.
It has been reported that Voni allegedly left with a man driving a black, 1977 Dodge Power Wagon pickup truck.
Agency Name: Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Sheriff Jason Boman
Agency Phone Number: 218-745-5411
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: 96001548
NCIC Case Number: M973992339
NamUs Case Number: 329
Minnesota Public Radio
Added: 3/13/2006; Last Updated: 5/28/2017
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.