The Doe Network:
Case File 204DFNH

1 Age-Progression
Left: Rahn in 1980; Right: Age-progressed to age 37 (circa 2003); Last: Age-progressed to age 46 yrs

Laureen Ann Rahn
Missing since April 27, 1980 from Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Rahn was last seen at her mother's Merrimack Street apartment in Manchester during the evening hours of April 27, 1980. There were no clues at the apartment where she last was seen, and there was nothing to be learned from the two friends who had seen her within an hour of when she disappeared.

Laureen's mother found that her October 1980 phone bill included charges for three calls placed from Santa Monica, California on October 1. She immediately decided that Laureen must have placed the calls. With the help of Santa Monica police, Rahn discovered that two of the calls were placed from a motel pay phone to a motel in nearby Santa Ana. The third call was to a hotline for teens who had questions about sex. Police investigators contacted the doctor who ran the hotline, but apparently were unable to find out what he knew. An investigator followed up on the hotline tip in 1985. A man identifying himself as a plastic surgeon answered the call. He said that numerous runaway girls occasionally visited his wife at their home. He also told the investigator that one of the young women may have been from New Hampshire.

An investigator visited California in 1986 and located the two motels involved in the October 1980 phone calls. Authorities said that one of the establishments may have been used by a child pornographer named "Dr. Z." Investigators were unable to link "Dr. Z" to the teen hotline. Authorities suspect that foul play was involved in Rahn's disappearance.

If you have any information concerning Rahn's whereabouts, please contact:
Manchester Police Department
Missing Persons Unit

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Local Case Number: 80-14688/NamUs MP #2392

NCIC Number: M155458350
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Manchester Police Department
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Union Leader
Manchester Police Department

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