Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Michelle's 1973 red Oldsmobile Omega car, was found abandoned at 3700 Fall Creek Parkway with the keys in the vehicle, the fuel tank empty. A witness saw someone walking away from the car in the rain, but they weren't sure if it was Michelle.
The 23-year-old art student and part-time model had left her home about 8 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 1978.
Michelle left behind her blue denim purse, containing her identification, driver's license and $2 in change. She also left behind a paycheck at Castleton Square, where she was a cashier in the Sears auto store.
Someone who looked like Michelle was seen later in a shopping center parking lot selling pins shaped like little animals. The pin money was for the Unification Church. Michelle had attended the church operated in Indianapolis by James Jones.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Indianapolis Police Department
The Indianapolis Star