Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On April 27, 1980 at 3:45 AM the Manchester Police responded to 239 Merrimack Street for a report of a missing 14-year-old female, Laureen Rahn. Rahn's mother reported that she had gone out of town with her friend and that Laureen asked to remain home in Manchester. Rahn's mother also reported that when she arrived home at about 1:15 AM, she noticed the back door of their apartment was open and the front door was unsecured. Upon checking the apartment she found Laureen's friend sleeping in Laureen's bed and that Laureen was not in the apartment.
Laureen's friend told the police that she and Laureen had been drinking and that Laureen had been in bed but left the bedroom, taking a pillow and blanket to sleep on the couch. The police investigation revealed that there were no signs of a struggle in the apartment. Laureen may have left the apartment willingly with the intent on returning momentarily as she did not take any clothing, money or personal items with her. Laureen Rahn has not been seen or heard from since.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Manchester Police Department
New Hampshire Department of Justice