The Doe Network:
Case File 305DFPA

1 2 Age-Progression
Left: Reidenbach, circa 1981; Right: Age-progression at age 46 (circa 2010)

Michele Reidenbach
Missing since September 22, 1981 from Evans City, Butler County, Pennsylvania
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Reidenbach was last seen at her after-school job in Evans City, Pennsylvania on September 22, 1981. She had an after-school job addressing envelopes and writing advertisements for the owners of Mel Den, an appliance store at 240 S. Main St. in Zelienople. She left her job at 4 to walk to a pharmacy located a half-block away, to buy some cold medicine. She then intended to return to the store. The clerk told police that Reidenbach bought cold medicine and left the store. Michele was last seen at a supermarket parking lot on South Main Street in Zelienople. It was the last confirmed sighting of the girl.

She was a senior at Seneca Valley High School at the time of her disappearance.
She wasn't having troubles at home and was very attached to her family. She was devoted to an older sister who was paralyzed and in the hospital. Police found Reidenbach's purse and school books at Mel Den. She was a chain smoker who was never without her cigarettes. She had more than $100 tucked in a drawer at home, money saved for a class ring, that she would probably have taken if she had run away. She had her senior photos taken that afternoon.

If you have any information concerning Reidenbach's whereabouts, please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police - Butler
Zelienople Police Department

Agency Case Number: D1-220475
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

NCMEC #: NCMC601875

NCIC Number: M814253755

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania State Police
Post Gazette 9/22/06

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