Shannon Elizabeth Rishel

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Above: Rishel, circa 1995

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 9, 1995 from Rufus, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rishel was last seen on a dirt road near Rufus, Oregon on July 9, 1995. Her white Camaro became high-centered. Her boyfriend says he fell asleep and when he woke up the next morning, Rishel was gone. Her purse, identification, cigarettes and the clothes she'd been wearing were found inside the car. Rishel had a change of clothing and was presumably wearing that when she disappeared.

    The area where Rishel's car got stuck is near the Columbia River and bordered by 800-foot cliffs. Investigators speculated she accidentally fell, but an extensive search of the area turned up no indication of her whereabouts. She lived in Redmond, Oregon in 1995 and left behind two children. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Oregon State Police
    541-388-6213

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    Source Information
    The Bend Bulletin
    Oregon State Police

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 16, 2015; height and weight added.

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