North American Missing Persons Network
 
Shannon Dale VerHage

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Above Images: VerHage, circa 1997
Lower Right: Age-progression to age 2 (circa 1998) and composite image to 16 years old. (2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 3, 1997 from Cedar Springs, Michigan
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: June 15, 1996
  • Age: 11 months
  • Height: 2'6"
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Strawberry birthmark on
    the back of neck at hairline.
  • Clothing: Tri-colored dress and a diaper.
  • NCIC Number: M-044128303
  • Case Number: NCMC835530


  • Details of Disappearance
    Shannon was last seen on June 3, 1997 in Cedar Springs, Michigan, with her mother, Rachel Timmerman. Rachel was found murdered on July 5, 1997.
    Marvin Charles Gabrion II was convicted of the murder of Rachel Timmerman in early March 2002 and sentenced to death shortly thereafter. Shannon's whereabouts are unknown.

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    Above Image: Timmerman and VerHage, circa 1997


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Michigan State Police
    (231) 652-1661


    Source Information
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education of America
    Missing Children's Network of Michigan