North American Missing Persons Network
Rachel Marie Mellon-Skemp

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Left and center: Mellon, circa 1996; Bottom Right : Age-progression at age 27 (circa 2009)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 31, 1996 from Bolingbrook, Will County, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 13, 1982
  • Age: 13
  • Height: 5'0"
  • Weight: 62 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: Asian
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mole on the upper left side
    of her lip. Pierced ears.
    Rachel had short hair when she disappeared. She often had shoulder length hair.
  • Clothing: Yellow sweatpants, pink shirt and red slippers.
    She may have been wrapped in a blue blanket.
  • AKA: She may use the last name "Skemp".
  • NCIC Number: M-241349527
  • Case Number: 96-2670

  • Details of Disappearance
    Rachel stayed home from school on January 31, 1996 due to an illness. She was last seen taking a nap in her bedroom at her family's residence in Bolingbrook, Illinois sometime during the afternoon.
    Her stepfather left the house to take the family's dog for a walk in the afternoon while Rachel was asleep.

    Upon her stepfather's return, he did not check on Rachel. Rachel's disappearance was discovered by her family at approximately 5:00 p.m. Rachel's purse, coat and winter clothes were still at her home.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bolingbrook Police Department
    (630) 226-0600

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Bolingbrook Police Department
    The Daily Herald
    Remembering Rachel Mellon
    The Polly Klaas Foundation