Tracy Marie Kroh

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Tracy, circa 1989;
Bottom Right: Age-progression at age 41 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 5, 1989 from Millersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 16, 1972
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'10, 85 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: 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 braces on her teeth.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: 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 of a horse or unicorn on the side, as well as a keyring with an image of the cartoon character Roger Rabbit.
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    Details of Disappearance

    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 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 steps. 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 trace of Tracy. 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 1994, a missing children's hotline received a bizarre anonymous call about Tracy's case. The caller stated that he or she had seen Tracy together with Tiffany Sessions and Elizabeth Miller and that the three young women were being held against their will in Austin, Texas and forced to work as prostitutes. Tiffany disappeared from Florida in 1989, and Elizabeth from Colorado in 1983, and no one had suggested the cases were related. The tipster claimed the three women were being held by a man named Thomas Stewart and traveling in a white van with Florida license plates and a blue/gray van with unknown license plates. Police from all three states investigated the tip but decided it was probably a hoax.

    Tracy does not have a history of running away from home. She left $300 behind in her bedroom and $400 in her bank account. Authorities believe that she was abducted by person(s) unknown. Investigators stated that she most likely knew her attacker(s). Tracy's case remains unsolved.

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    Above: Kroh's car

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    717-362-8700

    OR
    717-705-0340

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Pennsylvania State Police
    WGAL-8
    The Doe Network
    The Republican and Herald
    NewsLibrary
    The Patriot-News
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Unsolved in the News

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    Updated 9 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 20, 2014; age-progression updated.

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