Erin Leigh Foster

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Top Row and Bottom Three From Left: Erin, circa 2000;
Bottom Far Right: Age-progression to age 30 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 3, 2000 from Sparta, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 28, 1982
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Erin's ears are pierced three times each.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Long pants, sandals and three sets of earrings.
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    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 the Tennessee license plate number 473EJR. Witnesses saw Jeremy and Erin in the car outside of Sparta, Tennesee 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.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    White County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Humor, Satire, Parody and Writing from Emily Morehead
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Cookeville Herald-Citizen
    The Sparta Expositor
    The Knoxville News Sentinel
    Facebook Page for Jeremy Bechtel and Erin Foster


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 24, 2016; picture added.

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