DUBLIN (CBS SF) — Family and friends participated in a candlelight vigil and walk on Wednesday evening to mark the 30th anniversary of the disappearance of Ilene Misheloff, who vanished while walking home from a Dublin middle school in 1989.
Misheloff was 13 years old when she vanished while walking home from Wells Middle School on Jan. 30, 1989.
The vigil began at Wells Middle School at 6800 Penn Drive at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
They went on a walk that followed most of Misheloff’s path on the day she disappeared, starting at Wells and proceeding for 2.5 miles to Saint Raymond’s Catholic Church at 11555 Shannon Ave., where an ecumenical prayer service was held.
Misheloff’s family members said that with the help of Dublin Police Services and the FBI, they continue to search for her.
“We do this every year. Not for us, for her,” said Misheloff’s mother. “So that the world knows we will look for her until she comes home.”
The family said, “Please help us spread the word as far and wide as possible that we want our child back.”
During an interview with KPIX 5, Misheloff’s mother and father received a new age progression photo showing what she may look like now.
A thick yellow ribbon is tied to the lamplight outside the family’s front door as a symbol of hope.
“We keep our outside night on during the night because she has to have a light to follow,” said her father Mike Misheloff.
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