North American Missing Persons Network
Star Michelle Palumbo

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Above Images: Palumbo, circa 2000

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 26, 2000 from Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 29, 1975
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 5'4-5'5"
  • Weight: 115-125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Birthmark on the right side
    of neck. Ears are triple-pierced.
  • Medical Conditions: May developed a drug habit prior to her
    disappearance. She may have been disoriented.
  • Clothing: Black leather jacket, a tank top, jeans and boots.
  • NCIC Number: M-170705424
  • Case Number: 176028-00

  • Details of Disappearance
    An officer at Reno / Tahoe International Airport discovered Palumbo in a restricted area of the facility shortly after 12:00 AM on April 26, 2000. Palumbo told the officer that she was searching for her sister, who she claimed had run out on to the tarmac. The officer stated that he believed Palumbo was hallucinating at the time. He did not believe her story, but he dropped Palumbo off at the entrance to the Reno Hilton Hotel and Casino at approximately 1:30 AM. Palumbo was last seen near the entrance of the building by the valet parking area. Palumbo never checked in to the hotel and has not been heard from again.

    Palumbo's vehicle was discovered illegally parked and abandoned at the airport on April 27, one day after her disappearance. The majority of her personal belongings were found inside the car, along with her cellular phone and her purse, which contained $600 in cash.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Reno Police Department
    (775) 334-2155
    (775) 334-2188
    Secret Witness
    (775) 322-4900

    Source Information
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Secret Witness