Missing Children Wiki


Eight-year-old Cherrie was last seen on February 22, 1985 in Cabot, Pennsylvania after getting off of the bus from her elementary school at approximately 4:05 p.m.

Three other students got off with her at the stop and she was approximately 100 to 150 yards along a dirt driveway from her family's residence on Cornplanter Road in Cabot, Pennsylvania at the time she disappeared.

When Cherrie failed to arrive home, her father went looking for her and called the police when he failed to find her. She has never been heard from again.

A bright blue or green 1976 Dodge van was seen in the area at the time of Cherrie's disappearance and may be connected to her case. The van was following the school bus Cherrie had been riding in.

The van had a snow-capped mountain and skier mural painted on both sides of the vehicle. The skier was wearing red and yellow clothing and was skiing down the mountain. The van has never been located or identified and investigators are still not sure if it was connected to Cherrie's case.

A small blue car was also seen near the site of Cherrie's disappearance, but it's unknown if the car has anything to do with her case either.

Cherrie's family had her declared legally deceased in 1992 and they donated the life insurance policy they received to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.

They also put a car accident settlement Cherrie had received into a trust fund for her brother.

As of 2018, Cherrie's case remains unsolved.


Cherrie is described as a Caucasian female with brown hair, hazel eyes, is 4'2 and weighs 68 pounds. She has a dog bite scar on her left arm, which was previously broken below her left shoulder, but the injury had healed before her disappearance.

She has a cowlick on the right side of her hair, but it was slightly longer at the time of her disappearance & pierced ears.

Cherrie was last seen wearing a white leotard, a gray coat, a blue denim skirt, white stockings, blue leg warmers, beige soft ankle boots without heels, and brown Cabbage Patch earmuffs.

She was last seen carrying a blue backpack with two straps and a cream-colored top and decorated with a blue and red heart.