Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A silver wedding band, a gold Timex watch and possibly blue denim cut-off shorts with a heart on the back.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Manchester has a growth on her left eyelid. She smokes cigarettes.
Details at time of disappearance: Manchester was last seen at home at Villa Belmont Apartments in Newark, Delaware on June 29, 1980. That morning, a male friend visited her residence. He left at 12:30 p.m., and at 2:00 p.m., a female friend spoke to Manchester on the phone. She had a test scheduled for the next day, but never showed up and has never been heard from again.
There were no indications of a struggle at her apartment. The door was unlocked and Manchester's purse, money, checkbook, textbooks, cigarettes and lighter were left behind it appeared as if she'd simply left and intended to return within a short time.
She was a student at the University of Delaware at the time of her disappearance, and went missing just one week before she was supposed to finish her coursework for a master's degree in business administration. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Newark Police Department
302-366-7110 ext. 136
Other information: NamUs
The Wilmington Morning News
The Wilmington News Journal
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated May 7, 2019 details of disappearance updated.