Michelle Renee Maitland

Above: Maitland, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 12, 1996 from Olympia, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 27, 1966
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6 - 5'7, 120 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Maitland's nickname is Shelley (sometimes spelled "Chelley").
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black sweater, blue jeans and white sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Maitland was last seen in the 13100 block of 115th Street Court in the Gig Harbor area of Olympia, Washington on September 12, 1996. She has never been heard from again. Sometime later, her brown 1985 Mazda RX7 was found abandoned in a gravel parking lot at the west end of the Narrows Bridge. Her purse, keys and some money were inside it.

    Few details are available in Maitland's case. She left behind a young child. Foul play is suspected.


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


    Source Information
    Washington State Missing Persons Search
    The Tacoma News Tribune
    Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 14, 2012; date of disappearance corrected, details of disappearance updated.

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