Ilene Misheloff remembered at vigil

January 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A 13-year-old girl who was abducted after leaving school in Dublin 24 years ago was remembered in an annual candlelight vigil and march Wednesday night.

Ilene Misheloff vanished on Jan. 30, 1989, after being excused early from a physical education class at Wells Middle School. She was last seen at the intersection of San Ramon Road and Amador Valley Boulevard.

Ilene had brown hair and eyes, and was 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 115 pounds when she vanished. She was wearing a charcoal-gray pullover polo sweater, a horizontally striped pink-and-charcoal gray skirt, and black, low-top Keds sneakers, and was carrying a dark blue backpack, according to her family.

More than two decades later, her parents Mike and Maddi Misheloff and twin brother Brian Misheloff attended another vigil and march in her honor, her father said.

"We're still looking, and we appreciate all the support we've gotten over the years," Mike Misheloff said.

He said the annual march and vigil usually draw more than 100 attendees, from friends and relatives to strangers.

Thursday night's two-mile march started at 7 p.m. at Wells Middle School at 6800 Penn Drive and marked the path Ilene took the day she was abducted, Misheloff said.

The march ended with an ecumenical service shortly after 8 p.m. at St. Raymond Catholic Church at 11155 Shannon Ave.

Misheloff said the family is still hopeful that someone will come forward with information about Ilene's disappearance.

"She is still very much missed and has a family that loves her and we hope to see her soon," he said.

Pictures of Ilene as a 13-year-old and as she might have looked at 25 can be found at www.find-ilene.org. A reward of $95,000 is posted on the website.


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