COLD CASE! SHELVA JEAN CONRAD RAFTE - MISSING SINCE 2006! JENKINS TOWNSHIP - LUZERNE COUNTY - DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING?

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SHELVA JEAN CONRAD RAFTE - MISSING since May 29, 2006 from Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Rafte left her daughter's graduation party in Nicholson Borough, Wyoming County around 10:30 p.m., accompanied by her boyfriend.

According to her boyfriend, the couple traveled to his residence located on Market Street, Jenkins Township, Luzerne County.

Following an argument in the early morning hours of May 29, Shelva left her boyfriend's house to walk home. 

She was last seen in the area of Market and River Streets, Jenkins Township.

Investigators feel there may be suspicious circumstances. 

She is known to frequent the areas of Jenkins Township, Luzerne County; Nicholson Borough, Wyoming County; and the City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

Her whereabouts are unknown and her case remains unsolved.

White/Female
DOB: 05/24/62
Age: 44
Hair: Blonde/long
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Small Build

Clothing/Jewelry Descriptions:  A powder-blue cotton t-shirt, blue denim capri pants A

A powder-blue cotton t-shirt, blue denim capri pants with rhinestones on the back pockets, sneakers or brown leather sandals, a watch on her left wrist, and lots of 14k gold jewelry, including hoop earrings, gold bracelets and gold chain necklaces. Carrying a pink purse.

Medical Conditions:

Rafte was taking prescription medication at the time of her disappearance for unspecified reasons. She does not have her medicine with her.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown/green eyes. Rafte has an appendectomy scar on her abdomen, and her ears and navel are pierced. She has cowlicks in her hair at the crown and in the front, in her bangs. Her nickname is Shelly and her maiden name is Conrad. Rafte wears heavy makeup, particularly to emphasize her eyes; she wears eyeliner, thick mascara and green or brown eyeshadow. She wears long acrylic fingernails in a French manicure style and keeps her toenails cut short and square, but paints them to match her fingernails. She also wears eyeglasses for reading.

Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the The Pittston Police at 570-654-2425 or you can call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers if you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477). 

All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.

All information is accurate as of Release Date.  

Media Release #2565

Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2006

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