Photo of Tricia Lynn Reitler
Tricia Reitler was born in Ohio to Garry and Donna Reitler. In 1993, she was a freshman studying psychology at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, located in Grant County, IN.
On March 29, 1993 at approximately 8PM, Reitler left her dorm and walked a half a mile to Marsh grocery store to purchase a root-beer. She planned on returning to her dorm in Bowman Hall but never made it and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Searchers located Reitler’s blood-stained clothes in a field near Seybold Pool, which is between her dorm and Marsh grocery store.
Police have three potential suspects in Reitler’s case including Larry D. Hall, a long time suspect. He is serving a life sentence for the abduction and murder of a 15-year-old teenager from Illinois, whose body was found in Indiana. However, he denies any involvement in Reitler’s case and although authorities found circumstantial evidence in Hall’s possession, he was never charged with the abduction and presumed murder of Tricia Reitler because there’s no body to link him to a crime and this case remains unsolved.
Age progressed photo of what Tricia Reitler may look like at 34 years of age. She would be turning 39 years old this year.
DOB: 02/09/74 Missing Since: 03/29/93
Gender: Female Race: Caucasian
Age Then: 19 Age Now: 39
Height: 5’3” (160 cm) Weight: 103 lbs (47 kg)
Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Missing From: Marion – Grant County – IN – USA
Tricia’s family believe she is deceased and hope one day they will get closure. They have purchased a grave and headstone (pictured) and wish now to just find their daughter to bring her home and lay her to rest in Ohio.
Agency Case Number: 1993-65081
NCMEC Case Number: NCMA780520
NCIC Number: M-633946073
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Marion Police Department