Shannon Eileen Staal

Above: Staal, circa 1979


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 10, 1979 from Menifee Valley, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 30, 1942
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Staal has healed fractures in her nose and right foot. She wears a full denture plate and her tonsils have been removed. Staal has a scar between the big and second toe on her right foot and a scar on her left middle finger below the second knuckle. She may use the last name Hickory or her maiden name, Hickey. Staal has previously given birth.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Staal was last seen at her home in Menifee Valley, California on July 10, 1979. She has never been heard from again. Staal left behind five siblings, at least one of whom predeceased her. Few details are available in her case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    California Department of Justice


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Long Beach Independent


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 19, 2016; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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