Suggested by Laura: Cheryl Ann Scherer, a red-haired teenager who was last seen working alone at a Scott City, Missouri gas station on April 17, 1979. (Okay, Laura actually suggested I add Cheryl to this list, but I couldn’t find any Select It Sunday suggestions for this week, so…) She disappeared, along with $480 in cash from the register.
Cheryl may have been a victim of the deadly serial killer duo Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas. They were in the area at the time and Lucas says he kidnapped and killed a girl, but authorities were never able to prove Cheryl was that girl and Lucas had a long and storied history of making up “confessions” to crimes he didn’t commit. Both men are dead now so I doubt the truth will ever be known.