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    Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
    July 15, 1991

    On July 15, 1991, Katherine Dolan Heckel was last seen as she left her place of employment for lunch. Heckel’s vehicle was found abandonded in the parking lot of the local hospital on July 18, 1991. Heckel has not been seen or heard from since and evidence suggests foul play is involved in her disappearance. For additional information and photographs regarding this victim, refer to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) missing persons database, case report number MP# 14211.

    Heckel was last wearing a maroon, blue and yellow print sleeveless dress; potentially tan flat shoes; and a gold engagement right with one carat diamond.

    Heckel has a surgery scar on her abdomen from where her right kidney was removed.

    Age: 40 years old – (Time of Incident) Hair: Brown - Curly
    Eyes: Brown
    Height: 5’5”
    Weight: 140 pounds Sex: Female
    Race: White