Teresa Lynn Rhodes

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Above Images: Teresa, circa 1975

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 27, 1975 from Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 15, 1962
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Teresa has a dog bite scar on her upper lip and a dimple on her left cheek. Her nickname is Teri (sometimes spelled "Terri").
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red and white jacket and red pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Teresa was last seen in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1975. She left her home to go to a female friend's house at 11:00 a.m. Teresa left behind all her belongings, including her purse and clothes. In spite of this, she was initially considered a probable runaway by law enforcement.

    Teresa's parents stated she had never gone anywhere without telling them where she was going and had never stayed out late without permission, and they didn't allow her to date. After her disappearance, however, it was discovered that Teresa had lied to her parents on multiple occasions and was secretly involved in a risky lifestyle that included adult men. One of the men Teresa associated with was a police officer who was later imprisoned for murder; another was a pedophile who was involved with drugs.

    Years later, one of Teresa's female friends admitted she and Teresa went to a "party house" on Bell Way in Greensburg on the day of her disappearance. The friend said she left with a man at 6:00 p.m., leaving Teresa at the party house, and this was the last time she saw her. Teresa has never been heard from again. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Westmoreland County Detective Bureau
    724-830-3286

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    Source Information
    Pennsylvania Missing Persons
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 14, 2012; picture added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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