The Doe Network:
Case File 177DFKY

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Left & Center: Green, circa 1986; Bottom Right: Age-progressed image to age 37(circa 2006)

Shannon Rena Green
Missing since July 6, 1986 from Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 21, 1969
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Green has red marks on the back of her neck and at the base of her hairline. She has a light brown-colored birthmark on the back of her right arm.
  • Clothing: Green was last seen wearing black jogging shorts; an aqua green shirt; and tennis shoes. She was also wearing a gold chain with a heart pendant.
  • Dentals: Available. One filling.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Green was last seen at approximately 12:30 PM on July 6, 1986 in Owensboro, Kentucky. She was seen walking from 2nd and Poplar Streets to 12th and Haynes Streets to visit a friend, who was located about two miles from her location at that time.

In the summer of 1986, three young people vanished from Daviess County, Kentucky without a trace. Months later, one body was found, increasing concern about what happened to the other two.
Angie Dickens was last seen by two friends who drove the 23-year-old home from a bar in the early morning hours of June 17, 1986. In October of 1986 the remains of Angie Dickens were found in a cornfield in Daviess County.
Eighteen-year-old David DeWayne Bell was last seen on July 11, 1986 in Owensboro.

A man with a long criminal history knew all three victims - John Reneer. Dewayne and Dewayne's father worked for Reneer and Shannon Green told her mother she was headed to Reneer's house to baby sit the day she disappeared.

When new detectives picked up the case and had a renewed interest in Reneer, he told the detectives he didn't commit the crimes, and that Dewayne Bell confessed to him that he killed both girls shortly before Dewayne himself disappeared. Police investigators were slow to believe it, until the tape surfaced. Reneer claimed Bell also admitted killing another woman and her child from Tennessee.

According to authorities the polygraph indicates Reneer didn't hurt Angie Dickens, Shannon Green or Dewayne Bell, and that his account of what happened was truthful.

If you have any information concerning Green's case, please contact:
Owensboro Police Department
Sergeant Mark Saffron

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: 435565

NCMEC #: NCMC601579

NCIC Number: M-237185140
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Messenger-Inquirer - 11/14/05

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