|Location||Westampton Township, New Jersey|
|Disappeared||March 9, 1979|
|Missing for||42 years|
Lorraine Rea "Lori" Herbster was a young woman who went missing in 1979. Foul play is suspected.
Lorraine Rea Herbster left her job at Microcircuit Corp. at 4:00 p.m. on March, 9, 1979. She worked as a lab technician and had only began her job about a week prior to her disappearance. A co-worker dropped Herbster off at the corner of Beverly-Rancocas Lane and Holly Lane in Westampton Township, New Jersey so she could walk the rest of the way home. This was only about a mile away from where she lived at the time.
Herbster was last seen at 5:15 p.m. on her way home. While she apparently never arrived home her purse was found in her front yard. Her car was also in the driveway however this was not unusual as Herbster did not have her licence and couldn’t drive it yet as a result.
Investigators believe that Herbster left of her own accord as she left all of her belongings behind including her paycheck. Her mother had made plans with Herbster to drive her to the bank that night to cash her paycheck and help her open up her own bank account.
Despite interviewing family and friends, authorities could not find a motive for anyone to want to hurt Herbster. However, there is a person of interest in her case who police have been unable to charge due to a lack of evidence. The case remains unsolved.