Amanda Lee Fravel

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Above Images: Fravel, circa 1986

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 13, 1986 from Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 9, 1966
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'5, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Fravel's nickname is Mandy. She bleached her hair blonde and she maintained good dental hygiene in 1986.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Fravel moved to Las Vegas, Nevada after graduating high school. She got an apartment and a job at a Taco Bell restaurant. In June 1986, her mother sent her money so she could come home to Rancho Cordova, California to visit. Fravel never arrived in California, however. She was last seen on June 13, 1986, when she left her apartment on south 3rd Street to visit her boyfriend. She also planned to go to Boulder Highway and Desert Inn to pick up her paycheck from Taco Bell. Fravel had no vehicle and often hitchhiked as a means of transportation; she may have been hitchhiking on the day of her disappearance. She never arrived at her destinations. When authorities checked her apartment, they found her two kittens had been left without food and were starving.

    Fravel is described as a caring pet owner who would not have willingly left her kittens without food. She never picked up her last paycheck from work. There was a possible sighting of her in 1988; a California store clerk said he checked her identification to see if she was old enough to buy alcohol, and recognized her name. This sighting has not been confirmed. Foul play is suspected in Fravel's case, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
    702-229-2907

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    Source Information
    The South Bend Tribune
    The Doe Network
    Las Vegas Now

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 18, 2011; middle name, date of birth, height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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