Monday, June 25, 2007

Sabrina Kahler now missing 5 years, Erie County, Pennsylvania

The latest stories I could find on Sabrina Mae Kahler were from 2005. Here is a brief from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, dated June 28 of that year:

Erie County
Search for missing woman yields nothing
Authorities recently
searched vacant fields in Erie after a tip but found no indication of Sabrina
Kahler, according to Erie police Detective Sgt. Barry Snyder, the lead
investigator in the case. Kahler went swimming in Erie County with friend David
Heck on June 24, 2002.
The two went swimming in Springfield Township and
later were seen by a state police trooper at an ice cream stand. Heck told
police he dropped off Kahler, who would have turned 23 last week, at the West
Erie Plaza. Police have been unable to confirm Heck's story. Heck is in jail on
unrelated charges. Kahler's mother, Susan Burg, said she is desperate for some
news about her daughter.

Sabrina's case is listed with the National Center for Missing Adults (poster link below), Pennsylvania Crimestoppers, the Charley Project, the North American Missing Persons Network,, Crime Shots True Crime Forums, the CyberSeekers Society, and Porchlight International for the Missing and Unidentified. Her photo is also posted on a friend's MySpace profile, and she is also mentioned at

Sabrina's NAMPN profile:

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: June 24, 2002 from Erie, Pennsylvania
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: June 20, 1982
Age: 20
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Race: White
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Braces on teeth.Pierced ears.
Medical Conditions: Mentally challenged.
Clothing: Two piece bathing suit or
possibly wearing a pink or red top with blue shorts, blue and white
athletic shoes.
AKA: "Bree"
NCIC Number: M-020250200
Case Number: 0223863
Details of Disappearance
Kahler was last seen at a swimming hole in Western Erie County. She was in the company of a 26-year-old David Sherman Heck at the time. She never returned home from the swimming hole. Heck claims he dropped her off to see a movie after they went swimming. Police say they doubt his claim. He was arrested and charged with violating probation after Kahler's disappearance. He is considered a suspect in her disappearance.
A witness claimed that Kahler may have visited the Elk Creek Access area, a popular local fishing spot, the day she disappeared. It is unknown whether the woman seen was Kahler or another individual who resembled her. Kahler remains missing. No one has been charged in her disappearance.
Suspect: David Sherman Heck, circa 2002
Age: 26
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Race: White
Gender: Male
Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Erie Police Department
(814) 870-1506
You can print a poster of Sabrina at

Photos from NAMPN.

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