Grace Noel Reapp
Missing since June 6, 1978 from Jericho, Chittenden County, Vermont
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Gracie disappeared under suspicious circumstances with her mother, Grace Canto Reapp on June 6, 1978 from her residence located on Hanley Lane, Jericho, Vermont.
Her father, Michael Reapp, reported them missing on June 11. He filed for divorce from Grace on June 16, citing desertion and intolerable severity. Grace and Michael have two older sons, both of whom were in elementary school at the time.
Authorities believed that Grace and Gracie's disappearances were extremely suspicious from the onset of their investigation.
Michael Reapp admitted to detectives that his relationship with Grace was physical at times, but that he figured that she (Grace) just took her daughter (Gracie) and left him and the boys. Michael Reapp advised that he had always believed that Grace was living somewhere with her family members.
Investigators reclassified Grace and Gracie's disappearances as homicides in 1996 and questioned Michael once again about any knowledge he may have had regarding the cases. Michael fled from his Florida home alone in late 1996 upon learning about the continuing investigation. His truck was discovered abandoned at an airport in New Orleans, Louisiana in December 1996.
Police have returned to the Jericho property 14 times since 1978, and employed ground penetration radar and conducted three digs between 1996 and 2000 at the Jericho homestead where the Reapp family once lived.
Michael Eugene Reapp, the prime suspect in the murder of Grace and Gracie, killed himself following a police chase in Yuma, Arizona in January 1997.
If you have any information concerning Gracie's whereabouts, please contact:
Vermont State Police
Det. Sgt. Gerald H. Charboneau
You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.
Agency Case Number: 535471 NCIC Number: M-813328553 Source Information: Return to the Unexplained Disappearances' Index
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Vermont Department Of Public Safety
What Happened to Grace & Little Gracie?
Burlington Free Press - 10/30/05
NCIC Number: M-813328553
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