Authorities continue 25-year search for missing Halifax woman

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It has been nearly 25 years since the disappearance of a Halifax teenager. But while decades have passed, Tracy Kroh is not forgotten.

Police have released a new photograph of what she might look like today.

Kroh was 17 years old when she went missing August 5, 1989. She had planned to visit her sister at a nearby trailer park, found she wasn’t there, but did not return home that night.

Her car, a 1971 Mercury Comet, was found in Millersburg’s square the following evening. Four years later, parts of her wallet and driver’s license were found along the Wiconisco Creek near Elizabethville.

“After 25 years, we can say this was a criminal act that resulted in death,” Dauphin County First Assistant District Attorney Fran Chardo said.

“The circumstances of her death are such that she had every intention of returning and something prevented her from doing that. She was very close to her family.”

Her family continues to grieve and search.

“We’ll never close this case until we get finality for this family, and that has been the most heartbreaking thing about this case, as in any case where we don’t know what happened,” Chardo said.

“As more time goes on, we get more and more frustrated. Twenty-five years is a long time.”

Anyone with information that could help solve the case is asked to call The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or 1-800-THE LOST.


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