Simone Stephanie Ridinger

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Simone, circa 1977;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 53 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 2, 1977 from Sherborn, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 5, 1960
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'3, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Simone has a mole or birthmark on her lower back and a small mole on the right side of her upper forhead.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, blue jeans with rips and patches, white high-top sneakers, and lots of silver jewelry, including bracelets, spoon rings and a necklace with turquoise stones. Carrying a gray duffel bag with her waitress uniform, which consideted of a dark blue polyester skirt and a vest.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Simone was last seen between noon and 4:00 p.m. on September 2, 1977. She left her job at the Rainbow Restaurant on south Main Street to hitchhike from Sherborn, Massachusetts to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

    For many years, the restaurant was the last place anyone reported seeing her, but in 1986 a witness came forward who said he gave Simone a ride early in the morning of September 3, the day after her disappearance. The witness, an elderly man who is now deceased, said he'd been en route to the Cape when he was stopped for a violation at a rest area at the intersection of Route 128 and Route 109 in Westwood, Massachusetts. The state trooper who stopped him had Simone in the backseat of his car, and asked the witness to give her a ride to the Cape. He said he dropped Simone off at the Hyannis Rotary, near the airport, and last saw her walking towards a nearby restaurant.

    Simone has never been heard from again and the witness's account has not been confirmed. Her case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sherborn Police Department
    508-653-2424

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    NamUs
    MyFox Boston
    Unsolved in the News
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Federal Bureau of Investigation

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 14, 2017; picture added, distinguishing characteristics, clothing/jewelry description, details of disappearance updated.

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