Sunday, March 10, 2013
Her family received threatening phone calls after she went missing from a man demanding money or "she's dead."
Amy L. Pugner chatted on the phone with her sister as she was painting her new apartment in Washington, Pa., where she had recently moved, on June 8, 2010. That was the last time Amy's sister spoke with her. Amy, a Latrobe native, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and had a history of drug abuse, according to news reports. Her family considered the move a good thing—something that seemed to indicate that Amy, was getting her life together, leaving her demons behind and heading in the right direction. No one is sure when Amy was last seen, but likely it was June 9 or 10, 2010. Her family became alarmed when, a few days after that last phone call, a man used Amy's cell phone to make several threatening phone calls to them. He demanded …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
She was last heard from in June 2011, just after she moved back to Pittsburgh from Florida.
Amanda Marie Koller had moved back to the Pittsburgh area from Orlando, FL in May 2011. The 23-year-old did not establish or maintain a permanent address in the few short weeks after her return, according to her mother. On Sunday, June 12, 2011, she was stopped by Pittsburgh police and cited for operating a vehicle without a valid inspection and also without an emissions inspection. Her car, a purple 2005 Scion TC has a Pennsylvania license plate and also one from Florida, both of which expired in 2011. The license numbers are Pennsylvania GLH 0116 and Florida ANA 4580, according to the Pennsylvania Missing Persons website. She has not been seen nor heard from since. Amanda is described as 5-feet to 5-foot 5, about 100 to 150 pounds with …
Monday, September 24, 2012
In this day of Facebook and Twitter, it's almost inconceivable that missing people cannot eventually be found. But here are a few runaways who went missing in Pittsburgh this year.
In this day of Facebook and Twitter, it's almost inconceivable that missing people cannot eventually be found. Just this year, four young women from the Pittsburgh area have gone missing and are listed as endangered runaways. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is featuring their cases in hopes of bringing them home. Maybe you know them or where they are. Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter, too, so more people are watching for them. Cheyenne Hurt Cheyenne Hurt, 18, has been missing from McMurray since April 4. She is believed to be in the West Chester, PA area. She is described as biracial (Spanish and black), 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Diamond Monae Faulk Diamond Monae Faulk, …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
In 1991, the 28 year old returned from a date, went back out and was never seen again.
Terry Slaugenhoupt, 28, came home from a date to the East Liberty apartment vicinity of the 1400 block of North St. Clair Street that she shared with a roommate. There are two versions of what happened next. One is that she got a phone call and told her roommate she was going out again. The other is that she told the roommate she was going out to make a phone call. No one knows who the call was to or from and where she was headed—and two decades ago, tracking calls wasn't as easy as it is today. That was the last time Terry was seen and she was never heard from again. She would be 50 years old today. At the time of her disappearance, on Jan. 6, 1991, she was 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighed between 105-120 pounds. She had long, curly …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Beginning next weekend, Patch will review a missing persons or cold case homicide from the area.
The Pennsylvania Missing Persons website features the somewhat-haunting sketch of "Beth Doe" on its homepage. Nancy Monahan of Penn Hills, who started and runs the website, chose the sketch because, in nearly four decades and despite social networking and modern forensics, no one has ever been able to determine where the woman came from or who she was. Monahan was intrigued in part because the woman would have been in her own age bracket. The details of the case are rather disturbing. The young woman had been dismembered and mutilated. She and her full-term, unborn child were stuffed in three suitcases and thrown from a bridge along Interstate 80 over the Lehigh River in Carbon County, PA. Police think the killer meant for the suitcases to…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Pittsburgh police found Aaron Miller, who was last seen Friday, at a Shadyside coffee shop.
Pittsburgh police say a Brookline teenager who had been missing since Friday was found and is safe at a Shadyside coffee shop. Aaron Miller, 15, had last been seen Friday at Obama High School in Shadyside. Concerns of his whereabouts increased after it was reported that he required medication for health-related issues. A Pittsburgh Police officer from the SAFC and Missing Persons Unit said Monday morning that Miller was found in good health and is safe. Miller was found at a coffee shop in the Shadyside area. He was picked up by Pittsburgh Police and reunited with his mother. This story originally appeared on Dormont-Brookline Patch