Marchelle Hansen

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Above: Hansen, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 12, 1987 from Phillips, Wisconsin
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 23, 1956
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Hansen's nickname is Shelly.
  • Medical Conditions: Hansen was pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hansen was last seen leaving Marquip Inc. in Phillips, Wisconsin, at the end of her shift at approximately 8:00 p.m. on November 12, 1987. She worked several part-time jobs, one of which was at Marquip. Hansen has never been heard from again. She was reported missing five days later after she did not report to work at one of her other jobs at the IGA grocery store in Phillips.

    Hansen's vehicle was found parked at the Lake 10 Tavern, eleven miles south of Phillips, after her disappearance. A photo of the vehicle is posted below this case summary. There was no evidence of foul play in the car or in Hansen's home. Investigators said they had persons of interest in her disappearance, but they haven't publicly named any of these individuals.

    Hansen is the youngest of seven children. She grew up in Random Lake, Wisconsin, then moved to the northern part of the state with her mother after her parents divorced. She was reportedly happy about her pregnancy and had already picked out possible names for it by the time she disappeared. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.

    Above: Hansen's car


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



    Source Information
    Wisconsin Clearinghouse Missing and Exploited Children and Adults
    WAOW 9
    The Sheboygan Press


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 21, 2013; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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