Susan Renee Riedling
Riedling, approximately 1986
Date reported missing : 06/23/1986
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 106 pounds
Medical conditions : Riedling was approximately six or seven weeks pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Riedling's nickname is Susie. She may use the last names Mullins and/or Shinn.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Riedling was last seen in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on June 23, 1986. She and her husband of two years had invited friends over for a bonfire at their residence on Roe Hill Road. Riedling and her husband got into an argument and made all the guests leave. She has never been heard from again.
According to Riedling's mother, her husband was unhappy about her pregnancy and didn't want the child. He moved to Jacksonville, Florida after her disappearance.
Authorities considering Riedling's husband a person of interest in her disappearance, but not a suspect. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Bullitt County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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