Sally J. White
White, approximately 1987
Date reported missing : 01/21/1987
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0 - 5'4, 80 - 90 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tan raincoat with a fur lining, and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. White smokes cigarettes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : White was last seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1987. She lived with her two sons in a first-floor duplex in the 60 block of Sheridan Avenue in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. She apparently left home sometime before 6:00 a.m., without taking her wallet, purse, credit cards, cigarette or lighter, leaving her two young sons asleep.
Investigators stated it looked like she had left in a hurry, and she may have been going to meet someone. She never returned and has never been heard from again. On February 1, her maroon 1982 Buick Skylark with the Pennsylvania license plate numberÂ GHZ324 was found locked and abandoned in the 3000 block of California Avenue, near the McKees Rocks Bridge. There were no indications of foul play.
White's husband was killed in a car accident a few years before she went missing, and her neighbors said she kept to herself. She worked as a cleaner at various local stores. According to witnesses, White was very despondent at the time of her disappearance. She hasn't withdrawn any money from her bank account since she went missing. Her case remains unsolved.
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Bellevue Borough Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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