Cheryl Ann Moser Iacovone
Cheryl, approximately 1977; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 47 (approximately 2007)
Date reported missing : 07/12/1977
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Non-Family Abduction
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/22/1960 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 120 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Cheryl didn't use her second last name at the time of her disappearance, calling herself Cheryl Ann Moser instead. Some accounts refer to her by that name.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cheryl was last seen walking to a friend's house in her hometown of Secane, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1977. She never arrived as expected and has not been seen again. She lived on Chipmunk Lane at the time of her disappearance.
Following Cheryl's disappearance, authorities got tips that she'd been murdered by members of a motorcycle gang and dumped in Tinicum Marsh. Six other local girls between 15 and 19 years old were murdered in the mid-1970s and some of them were found in the marsh; all had ties to biker gangs.
Cheryl was dating 25-year-old David Thompson at the time of her disappearance, and she may have gone to see him that night. Although he was not a biker gang member, in 1978, Thompson was convicted of conspiracy and assault in connection with the fatal beating of a member of the Warlocks motorcycle club, and sentenced to 6 to 23 months in prison. His current whereabouts are unknown.
Cheryl didn't have direct ties to any motorcycle clubs, but in addition to her connection with Thompson, one of her friends was a long-time associate of another biker gang, the Pagans.
Cheryl's mother stated her daughter was going through a rebellious phase at the time of her disappearance and had run away several times, but she would always call home to say she was okay. After her July 1977 disappearance, she was never heard from again.
Her case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected. There has been no sign of Cheryl since 1977.
Other information and links : ncy
Ridley Township Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
The Delaware County Daily Times
October 12, 2004. November 3, 2013; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.