Rachael Elizabeth Garden Time of Disappearance
- Missing Since: March 22, 1980 from Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
- Classification: Non Family Abduction
- Date Of Birth: December 30, 1964
- Age: 15
- Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
- Weight: 100 lbs (45 kg)
- Hair Color: Light brown
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Race: White
- Gender: Female
- Distinguishing Characteristics: She has pierced ears.
- Clothing: Blue jeans, a two-tone blue ski parka, a plaid shirt
with silver threads, brown lace-up shoes and was carrying a dark blue tote
bag with the word “Things” on its side.
- Case Number: N80100
Details of Disappearance
Rachael was last seen at a neighborhood store, Rowe's Corner Market, at approximately 9:00 p.m., after she bought a pack of cigarettes and gum. She was supposed to meet friends at a home on Main Street, but was never seen again. She left behind her horse, her dental retainer and other prized possessions. She was a student at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston at the time.
In 2008, after receiving a tip, investigators scoured Ice Pond and Country Pond for clues to the teen’s disappearance. Both searches came up empty. In July 2008, they spent more than six hours using sonar and a Global Positioning System to examine Ice Pond’s bottom in search of clues. A decade after Garden disappeared, a tip from an informant prompted the excavation of a 60-square-foot section of woods in Newton.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Rockingham County Sheriff's Office