Sandy Pathresa Rea

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Left and Center: Sandy, circa 1984;
Right: Age-progression at age 40 (circa 2006)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 19, 1984 from Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 25, 1966
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 111 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Sandy has facial freckles. Her right ear is smaller than her left ear and the top of it turns downward. Sandy was a cigarette smoker in 1984.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A jogging suit and thongs.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sandy's mother divorced in the early 1980s. Her mother said Sandy took on additional responsibilities afterwards and was considered the "second mother" in their household. Sandy moved out of her family's residence in 1984 and stayed with a nearby girlfriend's family, and supported herself by working in local restaurants. She returned to her mother's home regularly to visit her younger siblings. Sandy served as president of the Vocational Industrial Club Of America (VICA) at her high school. Her mother said that Sandy experimented with alcohol and marijuana at the time.

    Sandy planned to walk to a convenience store near Highland Street and Bryan Road to purchase cigarettes on September 19, 1984. A group of her friends passed and gave her a ride to a nearby bowling alley. Sandy's cousin was employed at the establishment. He told authorities that she asked him for a ride, but he was unsble to leave work at the time. Sandy's cousin said that she placed a telephone call from the alley shortly afterwards. She walked away from the business at approximately 6:00 p.m. Sandy has never been heard from again.

    Several investigators believed Sandy left of her own accord, but her mother disagrees with the theory. Sandy's case remains classified as a non-family abduction by the majority of agencies. Police are investigating the case as an endangered missing person.

    Several possible witnesses in Sandy's case have died in the years since her disappearance. There have been searches in various places for her body but no evidence was uncovered. Police continue to pursue her case but have not gotten any good leads in years. A detective investigating her disappearance believes Sandy attended a party on the night she disappeared and that other guests at the party may know what happened to her. There is no evidence to support his theory, however.

    Sandy's case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Shawnee Police Department



    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Shawnee News-Star
    I Care -- Missing Persons Cold Cases
    The Oklahoman


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 8, 2013; picture added.

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