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Case File 2909DFDE

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Kathleen Anne Meyers
Missing since October 16, 1988 from New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Kathleen Meyer was last seen on October 16, 1988 in an area where two other females were reported missing and later found murdered.

She left her home in Brookmont Farms off Route 40, on foot, at about 21:30.
Because a missing person, Margaret Finner, was last seen entering a blue van, the police were on the look-out for such a vehicle. That evening, by chance, an off-duty police officer saw a young woman hitchhiker matching Meyer's description enter a blue van on Route 40 near the entrance to Brookmont Farms. The officer made a note of the blue van's license number. It was later determined that the registered owner of the van was Steven Pennell.

Serial killer Steven Brian Pennell was captured 10 days after Kathleen disappeared. Even though Kathleen’s body was never found, Pennell plead guilty to her murder and was subsequently executed for her killing and several others.

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

New Castle County Police Department
Det. Seth Polk

Agency Case Number: 32-88-68846/NamUs MP #5755

NCIC Number: M320690215
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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