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204DFNH - Laureen Ann Rahn

The second and third images are age-progressed to 37 and 46 years.

Name: Laureen Ann Rahn
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 27, 1980
Location Last Seen: Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Physical Description

Date of Birth: April 3, 1966
Age: 14 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 90 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has a scar on her upper leg.


Dentals: Available. Four fillings in four teeth, occlusal fillings in teeth 14, 18, 19 and 30.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: White v-neck sweater, a blue plaid blouse, and blue jeans.
Jewelry: Heart-shaped gold ring and a silver and blue necklace.
Additional Personal Items: Brown shoes.

Circumstances of Disappearance

Rahn was last seen at her mother's Merrimack Street apartment in Manchester during the evening hours of April 27, 1980. There were no clues at the apartment where she last was seen, and there was nothing to be learned from the two friends who had seen her within an hour of when she disappeared.

Laureen's mother found that her October 1980 phone bill included charges for three calls placed from Santa Monica, California on October 1. She immediately decided that Laureen must have placed the calls. With the help of Santa Monica police, Rahn discovered that two of the calls were placed from a motel pay phone to a motel in nearby Santa Ana. The third call was to a hotline for teens who had questions about sex. Police investigators contacted the doctor who ran the hotline, but apparently were unable to find out what he knew. An investigator followed up on the hotline tip in 1985. A man identifying himself as a plastic surgeon answered the call. He said that numerous runaway girls occasionally visited his wife at their home. He also told the investigator that one of the young women may have been from New Hampshire.

An investigator visited California in 1986 and located the two motels involved in the October 1980 phone calls. Authorities said that one of the establishments may have been used by a child pornographer named "Dr. Z." Investigators were unable to link "Dr. Z" to the teen hotline. Authorities suspect that foul play was involved in Rahn's disappearance.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Manchester Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Sahnnon Jackson
Agency Phone Number: (603) 668-8711
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 80-14688

NCIC Case Number: M155458350
NamUs Case Number: 2392

Information Source(s)

New Hampshire Department of Justice
Manchester Police Department
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 8/15/2016

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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