North American Missing Persons Network
Therese Vanderheiden-Walsh

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Above Images: Therese Vanderheiden-Walsh, Right: Photo to Age=Progression to 26 years

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 22, 1990 from Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: July 4, 1984
  • Age: 5
  • Height: 3'0"
  • Weight: 45 lbs
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Theresa has pierced ears and moles
    on her back and shoulders.
  • AKA: Theresa may be using the alias last name Smith, Doherty, Hamm,
    Johnson, or Cochran.
  • Case Number: 90-754011
  • NCIC Case Number:M432413719
  • NCMEC Case Number: 754011

  • Details of Disappearance
    Therese was abducted by her noncustodial mother.

    Above Image: Merle Marie Vanderheiden

  • Date Of Birth: August 5, 1950
  • Height: 5'5"-5'7"
  • Weight: 120-145 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color:Green
  • Race:White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Merle wears eyeglasses
    or contact lenses, she may wear wigs to disguise her identity, her
    ears are pierced
  • AKA: Marie Walsh, Kara Vandergeiden, Jacqueline Smith,
    Vann Banderheiden, Pat Doherty, Mary Jean Hamm, Kara Johnson and/or
    Kare Cochran

  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Honolulu Police Department (Hawaii)
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    800-843-5678*(800-THE - LOST)

    Source Information
    Charley Project