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PA RABIHAN SEIDERS: Missing from Mechanicsburg, PA - 28 March 2012 - Age 53

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    NamUs MP # 30211
    Rabihan SEIDERS
    Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    53 year old white female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 30211

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Rabihan
    Middle name
    Last name SEIDERS
    Date last seen March 28, 2012 00:00
    Date entered 09/15/2015
    Age last seen 53 to 53 years old
    Age now 57 years old
    Race White
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 66.0 to 67.0
    Weight (pounds) 145.0 to 155.0

    City Mechanicsburg
    State Pennsylvania
    Zip code 17050
    County Cumberland
    Husband reported last seeing Rabihan SEIDERS on 03/28/12

    Hair color Black
    Head hair
    Shoulder length
    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown

    Scars and marks
    2 small scars on hand

    Clothing and Accessories
    Clothing and accessories are unknown

    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Officer
    First name David
    Last name Jenkins
    Phone 717-697-0607
    Case number SIL2012-04-00126
    Date reported April 04, 2012
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Silver Spring Twp PD
    Address 1 5 Willow Mill Park Rd
    Address 2
    City Mechanicsburg
    State Pennsylvania
    Zip code 17050

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    Husband of missing Silver Spring Township woman has rocky past | PennLive.com

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    Missing woman's husband pleaded guilty in December to assaulting her | PennLive.com

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    Missing woman's husband pleaded guilty in December to assaulting her

    DAN MILLER, The Patriot-NewsBy DAN MILLER, The Patriot-News
    on July 19, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    In the earth-toned home perched on a leafy bend of the Conodoguinet Creek, Rabihan and Hap Seiders sat at the kitchen table last summer arguing about money when Rabihan pushed her soup away, causing it to spill.

    Hap stood and punched his wife repeatedly in the head with a closed fist, leaving her with injuries that required treatment at a local medical facility.

    DAN MILLER, The Patriot-NewsThe Seiders shared this house next to Willow Mill Park in Silver Spring Township.
    In December, Hap Seiders pleaded guilty in county court to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and was sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution and a $300 fine.

    Investigators aren’t calling Hap Seiders a suspect or even a person of interest in the disappearance of his 53-year-old wife, who often went by Rabihan Hasanova Seiders.

    But the two have had a stormy relationship, based on police and Cumberland County Court records.

    So much so that in July 2011, Seiders threatened to kill his wife and told her he would “dispose of her body in the river in many pieces,” Rabihan told the court as part of a protection-from-abuse filing.

    On Tuesday, 23 FBI agents assisted local police in searching the semirural property that Hap and Rabihan shared in the 100 block of Willow Mill Park Road in Silver Spring Twp. bordering the Conodoguinet Creek.

    It isn’t known what agents and officers were looking for. The search warrant filed with the Cumberland County sheriff’s office has been sealed.

    However, Silver Spring Twp. Police Superintendent Richard Hammon said the searchers combed the property, using sickles to slash high grass and weeds that has grown in nonlandscaped areas along the creek.

    “We were searching the property inside and outside,” he said.

    Hammon said evidence was turned over to a lab for evaluation. Results could take two weeks or more, he said.

    While Hammon refused to identify a suspect or suspects, he said investigators don’t know where the 59-year-old Seiders is and were not looking for him.

    Hammon said Rabihan Seiders’ sister called police from her Philadelphia home in late March to report that her sister was missing. Police issued a release seeking information, saying Rabihan, a native of the former Soviet Union, hadn’t been seen since March 27.

    Messages left for Hap Seiders were not returned Wednesday. And a man walking outside the Seiders’ home Wednesday afternoon told a reporter to leave the property. The man would not give his name or provide further comment.

    When contacted at her home in another Silver Spring Twp. neighborhood, Bonnie Burd, Hap Seiders’ sister with whom he lived last summer, said her brother wasn’t there and refused to comment further.

    Rabihan Seiders filed for the PFA in September, less than a month after she made a 911 call Aug. 30 that brought police to the home the couple shared next to Willow Mill Park.

    Rabihan Seiders, in court filings, said the Aug. 30 kitchen table incident wasn’t the first time her husband had resorted to violence against her. She described a history, during the couple’s marriage, of Seiders threatening her and physically abusing her by punching, kicking, pulling her hair and choking her, filings state.

    The papers that Rabihan Seiders filed state that firearms were not involved in the incidents and that Seiders did not own a gun. The county sheriff’s office would not say whether Seiders has a license to own a gun, saying those records are not open to the public.

    Other Cumberland County records show that a marriage license was granted to the couple in October 2009. Hap and Rabihan Seiders each had two previous unsuccessful marriages.

    Rabihan Seiders lived in Atlantic City, N.J., at the time, but was born in the former Soviet Union. She was a teacher who had completed five years of college at the time of the marriage.

    Hap Seiders had his own description of the relationship in court records, one that accused his wife of going after his money.

    In October, papers filed by a lawyer on Hap Seiders’ behalf contended that Hasanova Seiders had drilled open a safe in their house and removed what he believed to be “a substantial collection of gold coins and other collectibles.”

    He claimed Rabihan Seiders took an advance of more than $2,000 on his credit card and that she withdrew money from his personal checking account without his permission.

    Rabihan Seiders, in a response filed by her lawyer, denied the allegations. She said the credit card was in her name and that she withdrew the money from a joint account, which Hap Seider then closed to prevent her from having financial support. In the same filing, Rabihan Seiders said she came into the marriage bringing “very little” of her own.

    According to court records, Rabihan Seiders’ name was put on the deed of the residence on Willow Mill Park Road after the couple married.

    Seiders and Seiders, a Pennsylvania general partnership, bought the house and the 2.9-acre property for $385,000 in September 2003, according to the deed recorded in Cumberland. Yet no mortgage exists on the property, indicating that no money was borrowed to make the purchase. The property is assessed at $410,000, and Zillow.com lists its current market value at $414,000.

    The protection-from-abuse order that Guido signed in September was to grant Hap Seiders sole possession of the residence 30 days after he paid Rabihan Seiders $36,000. Seiders was required to keep making $3,000 monthly payments to Rabihan Seiders or risk being evicted from the residence, under terms of the order. In November, a judge vacated the protection-from-abuse order.

    Now the house overlooking the bend in the creek is on the verge of being sold because of unpaid taxes.

    Nearly $7,000 is owed on the house in 2010 delinquent property taxes. Another $5,400 is unpaid from 2011. An official in the county tax office said the property would be listed for tax sale if the 2010 taxes are not paid by September.
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    Husband of missing Silver Spring Township woman has rocky past

    Matt Miller | mmiller@pennlive.com
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    on July 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    From his start in humble New Bloomfield, Hap Seiders came far fast.

    By his mid-20s, he was making $3 million a year as a rare coin dealer and ran a business on Paxton Street in Harrisburg, according to his testimony in front of a U.S. Senate subcommittee on elderly abuse in 1981.

    [​IMG]Haps Seiders

    But that enterprise collapsed, and for the last 31 years, Seiders has seen a lot of the insides of courtrooms and prison.

    He has spent time in federal prison for blowing up a building in Harrisburg, is locked in a bitter 10-year-long divorce battle with his first wife and has been convicted of, and freed from, a charge of bigamy.

    On Tuesday, local police and FBI agents spent most of the day searching his Silver Spring Twp. home, apparently looking for clues into the disappearance of his wife. Police said they believe 53-year-old Rabihan Hasanova Seiders might have been killed.

    [​IMG]Rabihan Seiders

    Seiders hasn’t been charged in the disappearance of his wife, whom he married in October 2009. Police said they aren’t seeking him for questioning.

    “We don’t know where [Seiders] is and we aren’t looking for him,” Silver Spring police Superintendent Richard Hammon said Wednesday.

    Hammon refused to say whether Seiders is a person of interest in the case.

    But the collector-coin dealer, who once also ran a now-defunct midstate debt-collection agency, Capital Recovery Associates, has a history of run-ins with the law.

    Seiders is trying to sue a Dauphin County prosecutor for prosecuting him in the bigamy case, although he hasn’t had much luck in that endeavor.

    Court records show that Seiders’ bigamy conviction stemmed from his decision to marry Araceli Gongora-Trevino, a native of Mexico, in Las Vegas in June 2006. At the time, Seiders was still legally married to Denise Seiders, a Dauphin County woman he wed in 1983.

    Although Denise Seiders had filed for divorce in Dauphin County in 2002, a divorce decree wasn’t issued in the case until September 2009.

    Records show that in applying for his license to wed Gongora-Trevino at the Luxor Chapel in Vegas, Seiders stated he had been divorced since 1978. After learning that her new husband had another wife in Pennsylvania, Gongora-Trevino had her marriage annulled in Massachusetts in 2007.

    Dauphin County officials charged Seiders with bigamy in March 2008 because his ex-wife lived in the county.

    District Judge William Wenner initially threw out the charge, finding that Pennsylvania authorities had no jurisdiction to prosecute a bigamy offense that occurred in Nevada.

    However, the county court reinstated the charge, and county Judge Richard A. Lewis convicted Seiders after a nonjury trial in May 2009. Three months later, Lewis imposed a $5,000 fine and sentenced Seiders to 9 months of house arrest, 14 months of probation and 300 hours of community service.

    During the sentencing hearing, First Assistant District Attorney Fran Chardo noted Seiders’ federal prison sentence in the late 1970s for blowing up a building on Paxton Street in Harrisburg to conceal fraud involving his collector-coin business.

    Defense attorney George Matangos said during that hearing that Seiders married Gongora-Trevino because “he was almost in a fog of love and infatuation and would have done whatever this woman wanted him to do.”

    According to the sentencing hearing transcript, Seiders told the judge, “My emotions overwhelmed me and I did this stupid, stupid thing.”

    Seiders appealed his bigamy conviction to state Superior Court, which voided it in December 2010. That court, as Wenner had concluded earlier, found that local authorities lacked jurisdiction in the case.

    Seiders then sued Dauphin County officials in U.S. Middle District Court, saying his prosecution in the bigamy case violated his civil rights.

    Chief Judge Yvette Kane dismissed Seiders’ lawsuit in November, ruling that, as a prosecutor, Chardo had immunity from Seiders’ claims. Seiders is appealing Kane’s ruling to the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Meanwhile, his divorce battle with ex-wife Denise continues in full fury in Dauphin County Court. The current focus of their conflict is the division of marital property.

    Judge Andrew H. Dowling has scheduled another hearing for August.

    At issue is control over safety deposit boxes and what Denise Seiders is claiming is a “vast collection” of rare coins in her ex-husband’s possession worth hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

    Local coin dealers had encountered Seiders at regional shows until the last few years, although he apparently wasn’t there on business.

    “He wasn’t really a coin dealer. You’d see him at a coin show occasionally,” said Kevin Shary, a Mechanicsburg coin dealer.

    He said Seiders, in spite of the fraud conviction three decades ago, is respected for his knowledge of coins.

    “He’s had a fairly decent reputation in the coin field, but I can’t say that I’ve ever dealt with him directly,” Shary said.

    That expertise developed as a lad growing up in New Bloomfield in Perry County, Seiders said when he testified before a 1981 U.S. Senate hearing on elderly fraud. He agreed to testify while imprisoned on the 1970s fraud charges.

    Seiders told the senators that he began trading in counterfeit coins to increase his profits, that he changed his name to avoid detection and that he had written a book on how he became financially independent through commodities with no fixed price, such as old coins.

    Seiders stated then that he justified the fraud to himself by deciding it hurt no one.

    When the panel asked him, based on his criminal background, what steps potential victims could take to protect themselves, Seiders stated that people’s greed leaves them vulnerable to being swindled.
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    Case Status:
    Case Type:
    Case Region:
    Cumberland County Crime Stoppers
    DOB: 12-01-1958 (53 YEARS OF AGE)
    HEIGHT: 67”

    Silver Spring Township Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the disappearance of Silver Spring Township resident, Rabihan Seiders.

    Mrs. Seiders has been missing since March 27, 2012 and it is believed she may have met with foul play.

    In April 2012, Silver Spring Township Police and Agents from the offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Newark, NJ, Washington D.C. and Quantico, VA conducted a search of the Seiders’ home at 100 Willow Mill Park Road Mechanicsburg looking for clues in the disappearance of Mrs. Seiders.

    Countless pieces of evidence were recovered and subsequently analyzed. Numerous pieces of this evidence lead police to believe that foul play was involved in Mrs Seider’s disappearance.

    This case remains open and anybody with information should contact Officer David Jenkins of the Silver Spring Township Police at 717-697-0607

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    Missing Person 03/27/2012




    Silver Spring Township Police have been actively investigating the disappearance of Township resident Rabihan Seiders, 53 years of age resided with her husband at 100 Willow Mill Park Road. Seiders sometimes used her maiden name, Hasanova. Seiders can not be accounted for after the evening of March 27, 2012. Her last known whereabouts was in Silver Spring Township, Mechanicsburg, PA. It is believed that Seiders met with foul play.

    Anyone with information on Rabihan Seiders' activities during the time period leading up to her disappearance are asked to contact Silver Spring Township Police 717-697-0607, Officer David Jenkins 717-480-7974 or our anonymous tip line at 717- 591-8242.

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    Woman missing 2 years presumed dead, police say

    By Amanda Joyal Published: March 13, 2014, 3:52 pm


    Police believe they have solved the disappearance of Rabihan Seiders, a Cumberland County woman who disappeared nearly two years ago.

    “We believe we know what happened to her. We believe that she died and we believe we know who did that,” Silver Spring police Superintendent Richard Hammon said Thursday.

    Police have turned over their findings to the district attorney's office, who will determine whether investigators have enough evidence to file charges.

    “I am not going to name any suspects or who we are looking at, only say there is one suspect,” Hammon said.

    Seiders was 53 when she went missing on the evening of March 27, 2012. Police have said she spent much of her time at her condominium in Ventnor City, New Jersey, but her last known whereabouts are in the Mechanicsburg area.

    The FBI has been assisting police with the investigation and helped officers search Seiders' home in the 100 block of Willow Mill Park Road four months after she went missing.

    “We completed searches of the house, sent all the materials to the FBI laboratory. We believe we've come to a point where our investigation is done,” Hammon said. “I can say that I've never seen anything like this. It's very complex and I understand from the district attorney's standpoint it needs to be looked at extremely carefully.”

    Police still want to hear from anyone who has information on Seiders' activities during the time leading up to her disappearance.

    “We are very interested in what happened in the weeks, maybe the days prior, what she was doing, who she was with,” Hammon said.

    Anyone with tips can call Silver Spring Township police at 717-697-0607 or the department's anonymous tip line at 717-591-8242.
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    Police continuing to investigate disappearance of Silver Spring woman in 2012
    Andrew Carr The Sentinel
    Mar 26, 2015

    SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP — Three years after the disappearance of a Silver Spring Township woman, law enforcement officials continue to investigate, and the district attorney says charges could be filed in the near future.

    The search for Rabihan Hasanova Seiders, who was 53 at the time of her disappearance, has been ongoing since March 27, 2012, when she was reported missing by her sister from her home in the 100 block of Willow Mill Park Road.

    She shared the home with her husband, Hap Seiders, and sometimes used her maiden name, Hasanova, police said.

    Authorities assume she met with foul play. Since March 2012, there has been no contact with Seiders and no activity on any of her financial accounts, according to David Freed, Cumberland County district attorney.

    It is for these reasons that law enforcement officials presume Seiders is dead.

    “Certainly, based on everything I’ve seen up to this point, that is the likely conclusion,” Freed said.

    Search warrants of the Silver Spring Township property have produced some interesting clues as to what may have happened, authorities say.

    Sgt. Leroy Hippensteel, officer in charge of the Silver Spring Township Police Department, said police concluded their investigation and turned the case over to the district attorney’s office in 2014.

    “Once we turn it over to the district attorney’s office, it is in their hands, and I don’t know what they are doing with the case,” he said.

    Former Superintendent Richard Hammon previously reported that police had come to the conclusion that Seiders was dead, and they possibly knew who was responsible.

    Freed classified the case as an ongoing investigation.

    The FBI joined the search in July 2012, because Seiders possibly spent time at a condominium in Ventnor City, New Jersey, area, making the disappearance an interstate investigation, police said. Silver Spring Township Police previously reported that Seiders’ last known whereabouts were suspected to be in the Mechanicsburg area, although some information also lead police to believe she could have been in the Atlantic City/Ventnor City area.

    Police conducted searches of the Silver Spring Township property, but what they found there is still unknown to the public, as Freed declined to comment on any evidence collected, and search warrants for the home continue to remain sealed by the courts.

    “Those search warrants did uncover some evidence that we think is helpful to explain what happened here, but obviously doesn’t tell the entire story,” Freed said. “I would characterize what was found and seen and documented as helpful.”

    While Freed said charges are expected to result from the investigation, there is no timeline.

    “There are some steps that I’d like to see taken, and I want to see the results of those steps, and once it is in a position that I believe we have exhausted every avenue that we possibly can in trying to find out what happened, then we move on from there.”

    Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, Freed declined to comment on what investigative techniques were being used, but he did say there are several avenues of investigation.

    “In fact I had a conversation with somebody about it this morning, and I can’t really speak in detail about what’s going on,” he said. “As you know to the extent that this is a homicide, which it very well may be, there is no statute of limitations, and we certainly need to take every step that we can to make sure that we build the best case we can. Silver Spring has done a great job with it. They had help from the FBI, we’ve done some work here, and there is something going on. Like I said, I had a conversation with somebody this morning, some additional steps that I want to see taken.”

    When asked to comment on a possible person of interest or suspect in the case, Freed declined to elaborate.

    “I don’t characterize things like that during an investigation, because terms such as ‘suspect’ or ‘person of interest’ don’t have any legal significance. In law enforcement we follow the evidence where it leads,” he said.

    Hammon previously reported that Seiders’ husband, whom she married in October 2009, was not wanted for questioning and declined to comment if he was a person of interest in the case.

    Freed echoed those comments.

    “Obviously when someone is reported to be the last person who saw someone who has disappeared, that is someone who is looked at in an investigation,” he said.

    Marital troubles
    However, court records indicate the Seiders had marital struggles.

    In December 2011, three months before Rabihan Hasanova Seiders went missing, Hap Seiders pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple assault in Cumberland County Court and was sentenced to pay a $300 fine. Court documents state the incident resulted from an argument about finances in August 2011, and Hap Seiders assaulted Rabihan Seiders, punching her several times in the head, causing injuries that required medical treatment.

    Rabihan Seiders filed a temporary protection from abuse order in September after the assault incident, which vacated in November 2011.

    Hap Seiders did not return messages for comment, left at the phone number associated with the Willow Mill Park Road home.

    Because no remains have been found, Freed said it makes it hard to prove that this is more than a missing person case.

    “If she is in fact deceased, which is likely, we don’t have a body, and so we need to continue. Obviously a case is different if we do have a body and if we don’t. We need to make sure we’ve taken every step we can to locate the missing person or prove why it is and how it is that she went missing.”

    In any homicide case, he said, the first step is proving that the victim is dead. In a case like this, without a body or human remains, that becomes difficult.

    “Often when you have a body and a person is deceased and you have a forensic autopsy done, you can show that the person is dead and what the cause and manner of death was. In a case like this you don’t have direct evidence of that — you only have circumstantial evidence. So you have to prove that, you have to prove that very initial act of a homicide case by circumstantial evidence, so that makes it a completely different case,” he said. “In my experience, and we have been very successful in doing this, in circumstantial cases, I want to make sure that we have exhausted every possible avenue we can. Circumstantial cases are like building a house out of bricks, and you build it upon brick after brick after brick. I want to make sure we have as many of those bricks as we possibly can.”
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    53-year-old Rabihan Seiders was last seen on March 27th. Her last known whereabouts are believed to be Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania, although some information indicates she may be in Ventor or Atlantic City, New Jersey. Seiders sometimes uses her maiden name of Hasanova. Anyone with information into Rabihan Seiders whereabouts is asked to contact police at 717-480-7974.

    April 10, 2012 8:13:26 AM PDT
    Action News
    SILVER SPRING TWP., Pa. - April 10, 2012 --
    Police in central Pennsylvania are searching for a woman who has been missing since March, and believe she may be somewhere in south Jersey.

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    How sad. I wonder exactly where her body was laid. Hopefully someone will come across her soon. :tears:
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    It sounds like she could be in either Pennsylvania or Ventnor, New Jersey. They may never find her.
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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    DA says homicide charges imminent over West Shore woman's 2012 disappearance

    Cumberland County District Attorney Skip Ebert said Thursday an arrest is imminent in the 2012 disappearance of a West Shore woman.

    He said he plans to charge Hap Seiders for what investigators believe was the murder of Sieders' 53-year-old wife Rabihan. That first-degree murder charge will be filed within the next few weeks, Ebert said.

    Investigators believe Hap Seiders killed his wife in her Silver Spring Township home and burned her body, perhaps amid a dispute over a valuable coin collection. The woman's remains have not been found.

    Ebert said he is awaiting information from the FBI before issuing an arrest warrant.

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