Rachel Hanna Ziselman

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Left: Rachel, circa 1977;
Right: Age-progression to age 47 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 5, 1977 from Pacific Palisade, California
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: September 30, 1965
  • Age: 11 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'8, 70 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Rachel has high cheekbones. Her hair was waist-length at the time of her disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt over a yellow, blue and pink checkered bikini.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rachel was last seen in her hometown of Pacific Palisade, California at 4:00 p.m. on September 5, 1977. She was walking back to her family's residence from a supermarket two blocks away, carrying a bag of groceries, when she disappeared. Rachel has never been seen again.

    Rachel was born in New York City and resided in the Virgin Islands before her family moved to Pacific Palisades. Her parents were separated at the time of her disappearance. Both maintained their innocence in Rachel's disappearance and agreed to take polygraph tests to support this. Few clues are available in her case, but police do not believe she left of her own accord.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Missing Persons CyberCenter
    The News is Now Public
    The Oxnard Press-Courier
    The Hayward Daily Review
    The Long Beach Press-Telegram


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 27, 2013; age-progression updated.

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