Shelley Diane Luty
Luty, approximately 1982; Composite of unidentified man
Date reported missing : 08/23/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/21/1963 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 126 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A waitress uniform.
Medical conditions : Luty has a history of epilepsy.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Reddish-brown hair, blue eyes. Luty has previously fractured her skull. She has a scar at the bottom of her nose and a scar on her arm shaped like a triangle or a Christmas tree. Her front right tooth is chipped and was capped. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies spell her name "Shelly."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Luty was last seen at 11:00 p.m. on August 23, 1982, as she ended her waitressing shift at the Llanarch Diner on Township Line Road in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
She got into the mint green Chevrolet Impala, which she had borrowed from her stepfather, and drove off, but never arrived home. Luty has never been heard from again and the car was never recovered.
Luty's mother, who was working in the diner when Luty disappeared, saw a male customer who left the establishment very shortly before Luty did. Witnesses believe they saw the same man speaking to Luty outside.
A composite sketch of the man is posted with this case summary. He is described as Caucasian, 25 to 29 years old, 5'10 to 6'0 tall with an athletic build. It has not been established that he was involved in Luty's disappearance, but he is at least a possible witness.
Luty left behind a toddler daughter. Her family says she would have never willingly abandoned her child. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Upper Darby Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Shelley Diane Luty Missing location (approx) : Pennsylvania since 1982
5 October 12, 2004. September 2, 2008; middle name, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : and Medical conditions : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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