Make-a-List Monday: Hitchhikers

People last seen hitchhiking. I don’t count cases of people who may have been seen hitchhiking after their disappearance.

  1. Tammy Lynn Akers and Angela Mae Rader
  2. James Michael Baker
  3. Amy Billig
  4. Bonita Mara Bickwit and Mitchel Fred Weiser
  5. Peter Joseph Bonick
  6. Rosemary E. Hamilton Buck
  7. Kimberly Ann Cardarella
  8. Corinne June Groenenberg
  9. Clara Marie Grunst
  10. Andrea Joy Hall
  11. Michael Daniel Harp
  12. James Lee Haynes
  13. Frank H. Johnston
  14. Jeanette Kamahele
  15. James Thomas Kinskey
  16. Ronald David Kruska
  17. Linda Lee Lovell and Stephen Locke Packard
  18. Tammy Mahoney
  19. Teresa J. McDonald
  20. Terry G. Morris
  21. William Wright North
  22. Richard Paige Oliver
  23. Kathleen Helen Randall
  24. Althea Lanelle Rogers
  25. Rhonda Gayle Sansovich
  26. Stefanie Kelly Stroh
  27. Amadeo Vigil
  28. Jennifer Marie Wilmer*


6 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Hitchhikers

  1. Peter Henderson Jr. August 10, 2015 / 6:58 am

    Meaghan, I’ve never heard anything more but in March of 2010 Elko County sheriff’s cold case detective Dennis Journigan, told Coyote TV that he was reviewing Stefanie Stroh’s missing persons case. He said that convicted killer, Dale Wayne Eaton, the “Lil Miss killer,” was being looked at in connection with Stefanie’s disappearance as well as the murder of the still unidentified woman known as Shafter Jane Doe.

    According to detective Journigan, Eaton had girlfriends who lived in Elko County, had a child who went to school there and had worked there in the past.

    An appeal of his death sentence for murdering Lisa Kimmell because of insufficient counsel was heard and granted in 2013. In 2015 prosecutors decided to seek the death penalty again rather then life in prison without the possibility of parole. Eaton’s counsel is appealing the death penalty effort.

  2. Peter Henderson Jr. August 10, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Meaghan, David Arthur Stack was last seen hitchhiking also. According to the Doe Network he has just been identified as Utah John Doe, murder victim, found June 10 1976, NamUs case # UP 8318, Doe Network case number 2461UMUT.

    David is the younger brother of my classmate Bill Stack. He was visiting Bloomfield, Colorado but grew up in New Milford, Connecticut. He was NMHS class of ‘76.

  3. Lauren August 11, 2015 / 4:12 am

    Re: Corinne Groenenberg, something isn’t right with the details of the disappearance.

    ” Corinne departed from her family’s residence in the Compton, California area on November 1, 1973. A friend told authorities that Corinne walked to the highway near Modesto, California and began hitchhiking shortly afterwards. ”

    Modesto and Compton are about 350mi apart. I noticed that the date she disappeared is listed as November 1, 1973 so unless I am reading it wrong she would have walked 350mi all in one day to get to her hitch hiking spot?

    “Corinne’s family moved from southern California to the Compton area several weeks prior to her disappearance.”

    Compton is in Southern California. Should it say “Northern California?” That is where Modesto is.

    I’ll look around the web and see if I can find some more info on this. Thank you for everything you do Meaghan!

  4. Peter Henderson Jr. August 12, 2015 / 5:10 am

    Follow-up: A Danbury News-Times article on David Stack’s identification after 39 years, mentions the Charley Project

    DNA Confirms New Milford Teen Killed In Utah
    August 11, 2015
    By Nelson Oliveira

    “… The Charley Project, a website that profiles thousands of missing people, says…”

  5. Peter Henderson Jr. August 13, 2015 / 9:48 am

    David grew up in New Milford., Connecticut. According to a number of people who knew him he was visiting his sister in Colorado then was planning to hitchhike to other relatives homes in California at the time he vanished.

    I am far from a journalist or author but if interested you can read more about area disappearances and murders; here:

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