Erin Leigh Foster

Erin, circa 2000; Age-progression to age 30 (circa 2012)

  • Missing Since 04/03/2000
  • Missing From Sparta, Tennessee
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 02/28/1982 (37)
  • Age 18 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'8, 115 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Long pants, brown sandals, three sets of earrings, a gold watch and a ring.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Erin's ears are pierced; one ear is pierced twice, and the other three times. She has a birthmark on her left buttock, and she has fallen arches (flat feet).

Details of Disappearance

Erin was last seen in the company of her childhood friend Jeremy Bechtel, who is also missing. They visited a mutual friend that day, then left the friend's house in Erin's black two-door 1998 Pontiac Grand Am with tinted windows and the Tennessee license plate number 473EJR.

Witnesses saw Jeremy and Erin in the car outside of Sparta, Tennessee at approximately 10:00 p.m. on April 3, 2000. They have never been heard from again and Erin's car is also missing.

At first investigators believed Jeremy and Erin had left of their own accord, but the passage of time has made this theory less likely. Since their disappearances there has been no activity on their Social Security numbers, and Erin never renewed her driver's license. The circumstances surrounding their cases are unclear. Both remain missing and their cases are unsolved.

Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 15, 2019; distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.