The Doe Network:
Case File 2051DFOH

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Right: Age progressed to 50 yrs (Circa 2011)

Sharon Lynn Pretorius
Missing since September 28, 1973 from Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
Pretorius was last seen she left her home on Cornell Drive in the Dayton View neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio on September 28, 1973.
She had attended her classes at Fairview High School, where she was a freshman, gone home, had a piano lesson, and left to collect money in the neighborhood for her Journal Herald newspaper route.
Procedures at the time prohibited Pretorius's family from reporting her as a missing child until 24 hours had passed. Investigators believe she did not run away and was probably abducted and murdered. A witness saw a girl matching Pretorius's description struggling with a man near a car at the corner of Cornell and Philadelphia Drive on the day she disappeared, but the man has never been identified and the girl was not confirmed to be Pretorius.
Authorities followed up many leads in her disappearance over the years, but her case remains a mystery.


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

Dayton Police Department
937-333-COPS

Agency Case Number: 396350

Source Information:

Dayton Daily News
Guest Book for Sharon Lynn Pretorius
Dayton Daily News
NamUs
NCMEC


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