Michelle Meredith Mulcahy

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Left and Center: Michelle, circa 1979;
Right: Age-progression to age 49 (circa 2010)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 7, 1979 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 15, 1961
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6 - 5'8, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Michelle has a dime-sized surgical scar under her breast.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A tan blouse and dark-colored slacks.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Michelle was last seen leaving a friend's residence in the vicinity of the 6100 block of southwest 16th Street in Pompano Beach, Florida on July 7, 1979. She was on her way to a dance contest at the Candy Store Lounge at the time of her disappearance, but she never arrived as scheduled. Michelle has not been heard from again. She was accompanied by an unidentified Caucasian man and woman driving a black 1978 or 1979 Cadillac when she disappeared; she left her friend's home with them.

    Michelle was an aspiring model and her loved ones stated she was going through a rebellious phase at the time of her disappearance. She had left her mother's Fort Lauderdale, Florida residence and moved in with a friend. She had also gotten involved with drugs and was dating a convicted drug smuggler. Her boyfriend dropped out of sight after her disappearance and may have gone to South America.

    Investigators don't believe Michelle left of her own accord. She left all her clothes behind, as well as her makeup and the car she'd just bought. Foul play is suspected in Michelle's disappearance, which remains unsolved.


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



    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Broward Sheriff's Office
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Doe Network
    The Palm Beach Post
    The Fort Lauderdale News


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 30, 2016; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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