|Disappeared||May 31, 1974|
|Missing for||47 years|
Cheryl Anne Hanson disappeared on the way her cousin's house in 1974.
On the evening of May 31, 1974, Hanson left for a ten-minute walk to her cousin's house. After she left her mother said that she "had a terrible feeling" and called the cousin's home, only to be told that her daughter had not yet arrived. She left her house to look for Hanson, but never saw her again.
Donald Harry Everingham, who had confessed to several murders and convicted of the sexual assault and attempted murder of a 9-year-old girl, is considered a suspect in Hanson's disappearance. When spoken to by authorities, Everingham confessed to murdering Cheryl Hanson, even describing her clothes and drawing a map of where he allegedly left her body. However, when taken on a drive to locate Hanson, he recanted his confession.
Clothing and accessories
- Dark brown check sweater and pants
- Red nylon coat
- White leather coat
- Gold necklace with a medallion
- Brown paper bag containing white pyjamas with red flowers