Shannon J. Salisbury
Salisbury, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 10/20/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'3, 107 - 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A denim jacket, a green sweatshirt, blue jeans or green sweatpants, and a green turquoise ring.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde/red hair, blue eyes. Salisbury has a tattoo of a lion on her chest and a tattoo of a butterfly on her back. She may use the last names Koskovich and/or Pischke.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Salisbury was last seen in Burns, Wisconsin at 9:30 p.m. on October 20, 1994. Her live-in boyfriend said she drove away from their rural home after an argument. She has never been heard from again.
Her car was found the day after she went missing, parked on Jewett Road near Niedfeldt Road, five miles from home. It had a flat tire. There was no sign of Salisbury at the scene. She left behind her purse, her wallet, her driver's license and her two very young children.
Salisbury's boyfriend has been very uncooperative with the investigation. He maintains his innocence in her disappearance and has custody of their children. There was a domestic dispute between the couple about a month before Salisbury disappeared; they supposedly argued because she wanted to end the relationship.
Salisbury is described as a devoted mother who would not have abandoned her children. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.
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