North American Missing Persons Network
Susan Walsh

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Above Image: Walsh, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 16, 1996 from Nutley, Essex County, New Jersey
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 18, 1960
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 110-120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Bleached blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on her right wrist. Smoker.
  • Medical Conditions: Manic depression; may be suicidal.
    History of substance abuse.
  • Clothing: She was wearing a black one-piece, tank-top dress
    and black sandals.
  • Jewelry: Gold ring with a black stone
  • Case Number: 0716
  • NCIC Number: M-945727001

  • Details of Disappearance
    Susan Walsh was last scene on July 16, 1996 at her home, 35 Washington Street in Nutley, NJ. She has attempted suicide in the past, and may be involved in prostitution.

    Susan's estranged husband told police that she went to use a pay phone less than a block from their Washington Street apartment in Nutley. She left her purse, keys, pager and 11-year-old son behind, and never was seen again. Walsh had an up-and-down career in journalism, and had been investigating various groups, including the mob and vampire clubs. After many years of sobriety, she started drinking again. Police have found no evidence that any of the groups she was investigating had anything to do with her disappearance. Family and friends don't believe that Susan would ever willingly leave her son.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Nutley Police Department
    Lt. Steve Rogers
    (973) 284-4940
    New Jersey State Police
    (800) 709-7090

    Source Information
    New Jersey State Police
    The Record Newspaper