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Case File 1922DFTX

1 Age-Progressed
Right : Progressed to age 25 years (circa 2010)

Michelle Lois Prasek
Missing since December 19, 1997 from Spring, Montgomery County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

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.

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

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Detective Chris Smith
Email Form

Agency Case Number: 97-A016936

NCMEC #: NCMC841540

NCIC Number: M-O84467461
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
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

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