Tracy Marie Kroh
Tracy, approximately 1989; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression at Age at the time of disappearance: 41 (approximately 2013); Kroh's car; Matthew Webster
Date reported missing : 08/05/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/16/1972 (49)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 4'10, 85 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A size small light blue and white floral print shirt, size small light blue and white shorts, size 4.5 or 5 white sneakers, a silver Timex watch on her left wrist and a white gold Halifax High School class of 1990 ring with a white diamond. She was carrying a small purse with thin strap and the imAge at the time of disappearance: of a horse or unicorn on the side, as well as a keyring with an imAge at the time of disappearance: of the cartoon character Roger Rabbit.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Tracy has a small mole on the center of her chin. Her ears are pierced. She has previously had bEthnicity : s on her teeth.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tracy was last seen at the Alex Acres Trailer Park off Pennsylvania Route 147 at 10:00 p.m. on August 5, 1989. She was trying to visit her twenty-year-old sister and brother-in-law who resided at the park, but they were not at home. She dropped off a barbecue grill and some grocery store coupons on their front step.
Tracy never arrived back at her family's house in Millersburg, Pennsylvania and has not been seen again. The trailer park is approximately seven miles west of her own home. She was not reported missing until the next day because her parents thought she had spent the night at her sister's home, as she often did. They called police after finding out Tracy was not at her sister's house.
Tracy's blue-striped white 1971 Mercury Comet was located at the town square in Millersburg the following evening, August 6, 1989. A photo of Tracy's car is posted below this case summary. Her belongings were not inside the vehicle and there was no tEthnicity : of Tracy. The town square was a local gathering spot, and she may have been seen sitting on the steps of a store across from the street from the square earlier on the evening of her disappearance.
Parts of her wallet, including her driver's license and National Honor Society card, were found in December 1993, over four years after Tracy initially vanished. The wallet located in an area along Wiconisco Creek, off Rakers Mill Road in Washington Township, nine miles from Millersburg.
Authorities believe Tracy may have been on her way to see her boyfriend when she disappeared; his parents lived a short distance away from the Millersburg town square.
Police have focused the investigation on Tracy's boyfriend and his family over the years. Tracy's boyfriend's brother stated his family had been cooperative with the investigation and were innocent of involvement in Tracy's disappearance, and that the investigation has been mishandled.
In August 2019, after testifying before a grand jury about Tracy's disappearance, Matthew Webster was charged with perjury in her case. He had allegedly admitted to a key witness, Holly Mallett, that he was involved in Tracy's disappearance. He said he and some friends encountered her on the Millersburg square and that he had been drinking alcohol that night. He supposedly added, "It was supposed to be just a rape and done but then it turned out to be a lot more than that." On the stand, however, Webster denied having ever spoken to the witness.
Mallett was interviewed by police in 2018 and told them that, in 2016, Webster had told her he was involved in Tracy's rape and murder. A court-ordered wiretap recorded the pair talking about how she would deny earlier statements to the police. On tape, Mallett claimed the police had coerced her into making those statements, and described herself as mentally handicapped. Webster said he forgave her for her statements and promised to help pay for an attorney for her.
A photo of Webster is posted with this case summary. In December 2019, he pleaded no contest to felony perjury and was sentenced to four to six months in prison. Given credit for time served, he was released from custody immediately and will be on probation for twelve months.
After Webster's plea, Mallett was also charged with felony perjury in Tracy's case. She had testified before a grand jury investigating Tracy's disappearance in June 2019, and admitted she had spoken to the police, but claimed she couldn't remember what she'd said to them. Police believe she lied when she claimed she had not previously discussed what she would tell the grand jury prior to her testimony. Neither she nor Webster have been charged in connection with Tracy's actual disappearance, only with lying in their testimony about it.
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