Cheryl Laverne Grose
Cheryl, approximately 1991; Tom Grose
Date reported missing : 07/06/1991
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A jungle-print t-shirt, green shorts and white sandals. Carrying a blue bag.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Dark brown hair, brown eyes. Cheryl's maiden name is Carr. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cheryl was last seen in Tigard, Oregon on July 6, 1991. She and her husband, Tom, were staying at a motel when, he said, she left him voluntarily. She has never been heard from again.
Cheryl was born in Lake Stevens, Washington and had previously lived with Tom in Tenino, Washington. They have five children. After Cheryl's disappearance, Tom told the children their mother had abandoned them.
Authorities believe Cheryl met with foul play, and her husband is considered a person of interest in her case. A photo of him is posted with this case summary.
The missing person investigation was reactivated in 2012, but no one has been charged in Cheryl's disappearance; it remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Tigard Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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