Once again I was haunting those websites that I gather information from. On The Doe Network's recent site updates, I found this story. I am astounded at the number of missing teenagers in this Country. The cases are not out in the public eye enough. Even though this happened 28 years ago, there is no doubt in my mind that it is continuing with different players.
Laureen Ann Rahn was 14 years old when she was last seen at her Mother, Judith Rahn's apartment in Manchester, New Hampshire the evening of April 27, 1980. Two friends had seen her within an hour of her disappearence and nothing seemed wrong.
On her October, 1980 phone bill, Judith Rahn discovered that three phone calls were on her bill. with the help of the Santa Monica Police Department, they discovered that two of the phone calls made were from pay phones at a motel in Santa Monica, California to another motel in Santa Ana, CA. Authorities have said that one of the motels was known for child-pornography. A "Dr. Z" was involved. Authorities are unable to link the two. The third phone call was made to a hotline number that was run by a physician, answering teen's questions about sex.
In 1980, an Investigator followed up on the hotline tip, and contacted someone who claimed to be a Plastic Surgeon. He said his wife had visits from runaway girls, and one of them might have been from NH. His wife is in the "fashion industry" and is known to keep company with Ann Sprinkle, who is involved with the child pornography film trade. Investigators screened her films looking for Laureen and didn't find her. Ms. Sprinkle is not involved with Laureen's disappearence.
For years after Laureen's disappearence her Mother would recieve hang up calls around the Holidays. They changed the telephone number, and the calls stopped. Police believe that there is foul play involved in her disappearence, even though there have been a few "sightings" here and there. Nevada authorities are investigating wether a homicide victim discovered in 1980 in Henderson, NV is Laureen Ann Rahn.
There are a few other missing teen's and one 8 year old from NH. They seem to all have brown hair and disappeared around the same time frame.
If you have any information regarding this cold, cold case please contact The Manchester Police Department, Missing Persons Unit at (603) 668-8711.
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