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PA KATHERINE VANDINE: Missing from Beach Lake, PA - 18 March 1995 - Age 74

Discussion in 'Missing 1990 to 1999' started by Scorpio, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    Katherine Margaret VanDine
    Missing March 1995 from Beach Lake, Berlin Twp, Wayne County

    Vital Statistics
    Date of Birth:
    November 20, 1920
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 74
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown

    Case Details
    Katherine VanDine, along with her husband Jacob, lived on and operated a tree farm/nursery located on 212 acres of land in Beach Lake, Berlin Township. Jacob died in January 1995. Sometime in March 1995, Katherine disappeared. Friends of Katherine reported her missing on April 6, 1995 when they were unable to contact her. Her son reportedly gave conflicting stories about where his mother was. To some, including police, he said that his mother had gone on a cruise. To a neighbor, he said she had gone to Florida. None of Katherine's friends or neighbors recall her ever mentioning going on a trip but one witness told police that, after Jacob's death, Katherine had told her son that he should start looking for a job, she was considering selling the business.

    Katherine was declared dead in May 2002. Her attorney, the executor of her estate, filed the petition. According to her Last Will & Testament, worth around a million dollars, the attorney became owner of the property. Her son was allowed to live in the family home and to work in the nursery. He would also receive $1500.00/month for the rest of his life.

    Where is Katherine VanDine? If you have any information about her case, please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    Troop R - Honesdale
  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    Pa. State Police also list the following major cases from Wayne County still under investigation.

    • A missing person case from 1995 remains open. Katherine Margaret Van Dine, who was 74 at the time and from Beach Lake, was reported missing on April 6. State Police suspected foul play but no charges have been brought. Van Dine was officially declared dead by the Wayne County Court in May 2002.

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