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PA KATHLEEN SHEA: Missing from Tyrone, PA - 18 March 1965 - Age 6

Discussion in 'Missing 1900 to 1979' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, May 1, 2016.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Detective, community still searching for Kathleen Shea 54 years after she disappeared from Pennsylvania

    Authorities say there was never physical evidence at the scene of Kathleen Shea’s disappearance in 1965. No left-behind backpack, lunch box, pencil, or any other item the six-year-old may have been carrying on her walk to school.

    “Her disappearance was never witnessed by anyone,” Trooper Dana Martini of the Pennsylvania State Police Cold Case Unit told Dateline. “She went missing from a small, otherwise very safe community. Despite it being 54 years later, her name is mentioned quite consistently.”

    “There were persons of interest that were described by multiple children. Not all of those people were able to be identified. The ones who were, though, were interviewed and were cleared,” Trooper Martini told Dateline. “There was a vehicle that was named by a couple children who were crossing guards. They were children, though, so their descriptions lacked anything that was significant enough to identify the individual car.”

    Trooper Martini told Dateline that when she got assigned to Kathleen’s case in 2016, the case notes were already a thousand pages long.

    “This case, because it got so much attention in the community, has had countless tips that have come in,” she said. “This is definitely a case that has had consistent work over the years.”

    Kathleen’s parents were also interviewed at the time of their daughter’s disappearance, and were quickly cleared. Kathleen had younger brothers, too, but Trooper Martini said they were too young to help with the investigation.

    “People, to this day, would still like to have closure,” Kathleen’s childhood friend Bob told Dateline. “It’s something that never leaves your mind. She was just an innocent little girl. So full of life. Always with a smile, always laughing, and always holding a little doll.”

    Modern technology such as cell phone tracking or surveillance footage, had it been available at the time, could have helped investigators find answers in Kathleen’s case, Trooper Martini said. Perhaps the most crucial factor in a missing persons case even today, though, is calling authorities as soon as possible.

    “Time is really important – getting it reported as soon as possible,” Trooper Martini said. “Any delay in initiating an investigation can be difficult to overcome. In this case, it was no fault of her parents or the teacher. I can’t put the blame on anyone.”

    Kathleen Shea would be 60 years old today. If you have any information on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, please call the Pennsylvania State Police at 814-696-6100 and ask for Trooper Dana Martini.

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  2. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    It's heartbreaking the Parents had to live EVERY single day up until they died from her disappearance not knowing what happened to her. And I doubt her Killer is still alive.
  3. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    I get the feeling it was someone who knew her routine. Knew when she walked to school. She would have known. Easily gotten into the car with. Or someone who actually lived on her path to School. I believe they wanted to molest her. That part they planned. But not her death. I get the feeling her body is of course very well hidden and close so the park knew where it was at all times. Maybe their own home. I think the keep was in his 30's, Married, With Kids of his own. This may sound like B.S. I am not "Physic" or claim to have special powers. For some reason. I see he had 2 little girls. I don't know why. And I don't have an image of what they look like. A feeling. I also get a much stronger feeling it was someone along her route. Take it for what it's worth.

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