COLD CASE - 1983 DISAPPEARANCE OF 54-YEAR-OLD DORIS JEAN STALKER - EMLENTON BOROUGH - VEANGO COUNTY - DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING?

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The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop E - Franklin Station continue their investigation into the disappearance of Doris Jean Stalker. 

Doris Stalker, of Hilliards, PA, Washington Twp., Butler County, was last seen on Monday, November 28, 1983 in the parking lot of an Emlenton store.

Mrs. Stalker and her husband had reportedly driven to a pharmacy in Mariasville, PA to have a prescription filled, but found that the pharmacy was closed.

They then went to the (former) Super Duper market in Emlenton, PA along River Ave., Emlenton Borough, Venango County.

Mr. Stalker went into the store while Doris waited in the car. He said he was only in the store for approximately six or seven minutes. 

When he returned to the vehicle at around 8:00pm, the passenger side door of the car was open, and Doris was gone. Her purse was still in the car.

The following day, state police, volunteer firefighters and bloodhounds searched the area around the supermarket and scuba divers searched the nearby Allegheny River, but no trace of Doris was found.

Stalker was 54 years old at the time of her disappearance.  Her physical description is 5’0”, 100 lbs., brown eyes, and dark brown hair which was worn short. 

It was reported that Stalker suffered from an arthritic condition which prevented her from moving any great distance without pain.         

Stalker was wearing a ¾ length imitation brown leather coat, blue jeans, and brown suede shoes.   

Any persons with information her disappearance are asked to call Tpr. Johnson at the PSP Franklin Station (814) 676-6596 or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107

All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing persons.

All information is accurate as of Release Date and is subject to change or updated.

Media Release #3008

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Monday, November 28, 1983 - 8:00pm

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