Shank, approximate photo date 2018 "Kayden" tattoo on Shank's chest Tattoo on Shank's hip "JCP" Tattoo on Shank's arm
Missing since: 11/30/2018
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 07/06/1995 (24)
Age at time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight: 5'1, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: An Army-green coat, jeans and no shoes.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Shank has piercings in her tongue, nose, lip and eyebrow, and her ears have gauged piercings. She has the following tattoos: the name "Kayden" on the right side of her upper chest, a large tribal butterfly on her lower back, the name "Zak" on her left wrist, the initials "JCP" in orange ink on the inside of her right wrist, a sugar skull on her right thigh, the name "Owen Conner Spahr" running vertically down her right leg, and an additional tattoo on her hip. Photos of some of Shank's tattoos are posted with this case summary. She may use the last name Wallace, and her previous married name is Persing. At the time of her disappearance, her hair was dyed red with shaved sides.
Details at time of disappearance: Shank was last seen in the 33000 block of Fawn River Road in Sturgis, Michigan on November 30, 2018. She ran her boyfriend's car went off the road in a thick fog, and was walking from house to house in the area, apparently very confused, asking for help. She tried to call the police, but cell phone was reception was bad and her calls couldn't go through. She had no coat or shoes and someone gave her an Army-green coat to wear.
Earlier on the day of her disappearance, Shank was accompanied by a man in his early to mid-twenties. He is described as 5'6 to 5'8 tall, with short blond hair and mutton-chop sideburns. It's unclear whether this man had any involvement in his case. Shank has never been heard from again. She left behind four children. Her case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office
Michigan State Police
Other information: NamUs
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated December 18, 2019