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Case File 2413DFVA

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Kelly Bergh Dove
Missing since June 18, 1982 from Harrisonburg, Virginia
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 20 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair.
  • Height & Weight: 5'1 and 105 lbs
  • Dentals: Available (Partial plate to replace two front teeth)

Circumstances of Disappearance
Kelly Bergh Dove worked at the Imperial gas station on South Main Street in Harrisonburg. The married mother of a 4-year-old daughter, Dove had finished high school a year early and was registered to attend Blue Ridge Community College in September.
Dove's three sisters all worked at the Imperial station, then the lone building on an isolated stretch of road about a mile south of the James Madison University campus. On Thursday night, June 17, Dove agreed to trade with one of her sisters and work the overnight shift.
After midnight on June 18, Dove called Harrisonburg police to report that a man driving a silver Ford had been harassing her. In a second call, she reported the man had come in and had been "dressed improperly." She'd received a threatening phone call, and when she called police a third time, just before 02:30, she sounded panicked. "Please hurry," she said. "He�s back."
Police arrived at the station just two minutes after Dove's third call, but they found only her purse and a magazine she'd been reading undisturbed on the counter. Dove was gone.

Dove was legally declared dead in 1989 after seven years had passed with no sign of life. Her body has never been found, and no one has ever been charged in her disappearance.
Investigators considered several people as potential suspects but could never solve the disappearance.

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

Harrisonburg Police Department

Source Information:
The Hook
Rock Town Weekly

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Last Updated: 6/20/2012 - By: BR / Web Assist