Catherine Runte
North American Missing Persons Network
Catherine Runte

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 22, 1979 from Palantine, Cook County, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 112 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on bridge of nose, scar
    on upper lip, scar on abdomen.
  • Case Number: 79E251032

  • Details of Disappearance
    Catherine Runte disappeared May 22, 1979 after a fight with her husband in their house in the Spinnaker Cove Subdivision. Her husband Robert, 50, the owner of an electronic games business, told police of her disappearance three days after his own search proved fruitless.

    At the time of her disappearance, Mrs. Runte had only some credit cards in her purse.

    Police checked with area cab companies, and none reported picking her up on the night she disappeared.

    Her family told police that the couple had argued previously during their six years of marriage and that Catherine left for periods of a couple of hours to cool off. On one occasion she was gone for several days but informed her family of her whereabouts. She had not contacted anyone since her disappearance, which is not like her.

    She worked part-time as a freelance interior designer for Cathy Metzler Interiors, Barrington at the time.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Palatine Police Department

    Source Information
    The Daily Herald - August 24, 1979