The Pennsylvania State Police - Troop E - Meadville Station, continue their investigation into the disappearance of 29-year-old Lonene Ray Rogers. 

Rogers was last seen on January 7, 1981 at approximately 12:45 AM in her home at the Littles Corners area located on State Hwy. 198 at the intersection of State Hwy. 98, Meadville, Hayfield Township, Crawford County.

That night there was a severe snowstorm in the area.  Police report that on the night of her disappearance, she had an argument with her husband at their residence. 

Mr. Rogers told police he awoke during the night.  When he didn't see his wife, he assumed that she was sleeping on the couch.  When he got up in the morning her boots, jeans, and coat were gone.  Her purse, hearing aids, and car keys were left behind. 

In addition, her two children who were ages one and six years also remained at home.  Mr. Rogers was not initially worried and did not contact police right away. 

None of her close friends or relatives have had any contact with Rogers since the day of her disappearance.  Also, there has been no activity for her Social Security number.

When Rogers went missing, she was 5’5”, 140 lbs., gray eyes, and had long sandy brown hair.  She cannot speak fluently and is nearly completely deaf.  Other distinguishing features is that she has freckles, pierced ears and is missing her tonsils. 

At the time of her disappearance, she may have been wearing a navy blue peacoat, blue jeans and high brown boots.

Any persons with information regarding her disappearance are asked to call PSP Meadville and speak to Tpr. Ludwig Station (814) 332-6911 TDD (814) 724-2985 or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

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 #3006

Wednesday, January 7, 1981 - 12:45am

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