Police search third day for teen who vanished in 1989


HALIFAX, Pa. (WHTM) – Police spent a third day searching a rural property in northern Dauphin County for clues in the disappearance of a Halifax teenager nearly 30 years ago.

The 30-acre property off Middle Road in Halifax Township is just a quarter mile from the Alex Acres Trailer Park where Tracy Kroh was last seen alive. State police have said they are focusing on persons of interest in the case and one of them has ties to the property.

Authorities searched the same property in 2016. When they returned Monday, police said they have new technology that was not available to them three years ago.

Kroh was 17 years old when she was last seen at the mobile home park on Aug. 5, 1989. She was trying to visit her sister and brother-in-law who lived there and dropped off some items because the couple wasn’t home.

She was reported missing the next day when her parents realized she had not spent the night at her sister’s home, as she sometimes did. Her blue-striped white 1971 Mercury Comet was found at the town square in Millersburg, but her belongings were not in the car.

Parts of her wallet, including her driver’s license and National Honor Society card, were found in December 1993 in an area along Wiconisco Creek, off Rakers Mill Road in Washington Township, nine miles from Millersburg.

Authorities believe Kroh was abducted, probably by someone she knew. The case is being investigated as a homicide. 

Anyone with information should call a hotline established for the case, 717-645-3275. 

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