Shannon Eileen Staal
Staal, approximately 1979
Date reported missing : 07/10/1979
Missing location (approx) :
Menifee Valley, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/30/1942 (79)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 125 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Staal has healed fractures in her nose and right foot. She wears a full denture plate and her tonsils have been removed. Staal has a scar between the big and second toe on her right foot and a scar on her left middle finger below the second knuckle. She may use the last name Hickory or her maiden name, Hickey. Staal has previously given birth.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Staal was last seen at her home in Menifee Valley, California on July 10, 1979. She has never been heard from again. Staal left behind five siblings, at least one of whom died before she went missing. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Riverside County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe.
By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends.
Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
The Long Beach Independent
October 12, 2004. March 19, 2016; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map