When a girl vanishes from California’s Bay Area while walking home from school, it quickly becomes apparent that she was likely abducted. Investigators explore a series of potential suspects, each stranger than the last, in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

VIDEO: Dublin Police Chief Holmes Statement on 1989 Disappearance of Ilene Misheloff (Town of Dublin, CA via YouTube)

Dublin Girl Missing for 30 Years Without a Trace; Family Has Never Lost Hope (Angela Ruggiero / The East Bay Times)

Dublin California Crime Statistics (dublin.ca.gov)

Missing: Ilene Misheloff (uncovered.com)

Ilene Misheloff (Community United Effort)

Mother Doubts Maimed Body is Ilene Misheloff (Dan Tom / The Oakland Tribune, March 19, 1991 edition via newspapers.com)

Echoes of Past As Pair Held In Abduction / Link Sought to Killings, Abductions in East Bay (Patricia Jacobus / SF Gate)

Twice the Evil: A Comparison of Serial Killers who Killed with a Partner and Those who Killed Alone (John F. Gunn III et al. / The American Journal of Forensic Psychology)

Court Upholds Death Penalties For Duo Who Killed Pleasanton Woman (patch.com)

New Suspect Considered in Misheloff Disappearance (Larry Altman / The Independent)

Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Cold Case Murder of 9-Year-Old Girl (heavy.com)

Michaela’s Shadow (Katya Cengel / Alta)

Dublin Police Take Another Look At Ilene Misheloff Cold Case (Courtney Teague / patch.com)

The San Francisco Examiner, June 9th, 1993 Edition (Don Martinez / Larry D Hatfield / via newspapers.com)

Killer of Antioch Girl Found Dead in Cell (Bob Egelko / SF Gate)

Killer Seeks New Trial after Disclosure About Juror (Malaika Fraley / The Monterey Herald)

Thirty Years of DNA forensics: How DNA has Revolutionized Criminal Investigations (Celia Henry Arnaud / Chemical & Engineering News)

And if you know anything about the disappearance of Ilene Misheloff, please call the Dublin Police Department at 925-833-6670, or the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office at 415-553-7400. If you’d prefer to submit a tip online, you can do so at tips.fbi.gov.

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