Details of Disappearance Ranshaw was last seen in Barryton, Michigan on May 17, 1987. She left home to go get a gallon of milk and never returned. She has never been heard from again. A few weeks after her disappearance, Ranshaw's vehicle was found abandoned at a hotel off Interstate 96 in Howell, Michigan.
Ranshaw left behind a two-month-old daughter. They lived with the child's grandparents. Prior to her disappearance, Ranshaw had said that the voices in her head were telling her to leave. She had left before and would sometimes be gone for months at a time, hitchhiking for transportation, but would always return.
Foul play is suspected in Ranshaw's disappearance. An aunt and uncle adopted and raised her daughter.
- Mecosta County Sheriff's Office
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated January 7, 2022; picture and medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.