Heather Lorraine Mehlhoff
Heather, approximately 1993
Date reported missing : 07/25/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/25/1979 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 14 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'5, 110 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Heather's ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Heather was last seen in Salem, Oregon on July 25, 1993, her 14th birthday. She was living with her aunt at the time, but went to visit her mother that afternoon. She said she would be back later on to celebrate her birthday.
That evening, she was seen getting into a a small primer-gray pickup truck with a red door. She was accompanied by an unidentified male and female at the time.
Heather has never been heard from again. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning or be out of touch with her family. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Salem Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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