Right : Progressed to age 25 years (circa 2010)
Michelle Lois Prasek
Missing since December 19, 1997 from Spring, Montgomery County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Prasek was last seen by her mother at 7:30 in their home in Spring, Texas on December 19, 1997. This was less than an hour before she was to leave home to get on a bus for school. Michelle may have been on the school premises that day, but she did not attend classes. She was a seventh-grader at Knox Junior School in The Woodlands.
The next day Michelle's mother reported her missing to local authorities in Montgomery County, Texas.
Michelle had reportedly quarreled with her mother about shopping plans.
Michelle has had no prior history of running away and no trouble with the law or school. She was a good student academically. Michelle's parents are divorced and, prior to her disappearance, she was looking forward to spending the Christmas holidays with her father in Kingsville, Texas. The family including another daughter moved to the Spring area near the Woodlands from Louisiana in September.
Michelle may have a sleeping bag, a handmade patchwork quilt, $20 in cash and her orange Tabby cat with her. She may have left the state. The girl's mother first thought Michelle might have spent the night with another girl.
Foul play is suspected in Michelle's disappearance.
Investigators Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Detective Chris Smith
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 97-A016936
NCMEC #: NCMC841540
NCIC Number: M-O84467461 Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Laura Recovery Center
Child Protection Education of America, Inc.
Texas Department of Public Safety
Montgomery County Crime Stoppers
Houston Chronicle 1/1/98