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Star Michelle Palumbo

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: April 26, 2000
  • Location Last Seen: Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: March 29, 1975
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 25
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 64 inches
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): None
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Birthmark on the right side of her neck. Multiple piercings in each ear.
  • Dentals: Unavailable
  • Fingerprints: Unavailable
  • DNA: Unavailable
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Black leather jacket, tank top, blue jeans, boots.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    An officer at Reno/Tahoe International Airport discovered Palumbo in a restricted area of the facility shortly after 12:00 AM on April 26, 2000. She was believed to be disoriented possibly hallucinating at the time. The officer dropped her off at Reno Hilton Hotel and Casino at approximately 1:30 AM. There is no record of her checking in at that hotel. Palumbo's vehicle was discovered illegally parked and abandoned at the airport on April 27, one day after her disappearance. The majority of her personal belongings were found inside the car, along with her cellular phone and her purse, which contained $600 in cash.

    The owner of the Silver Dollar Casino in Elko, Nevada claimed that Palumbo was inside her establishment in December 2000, eight months after Palumbo disappeared. The owner told authorities that the woman became nervous when she saw a man peering through the bar's window during the evening. According to the owner, the woman then departed from the Silver Dollar Casino with another female. Authorities have been unable to confirm if the unidentified woman in the establishment was indeed Palumbo. Foul play is suspected in her case.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Reno Police Department
  • Agency Address: 455 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89501
  • Agency Phone Number: 775-321-8372
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 00-176028
  • NCIC Case Number: M170705424
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #203
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NAMUS
  • City of Reno, Nevada
  • Unsolved Mysteries

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    Last Updated: August 16, 2013 - By: DZ


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