Vigil tonight will honor Dublin girl abducted in 1989

Ilene Misheloff was 13 when she disappeared

A candlelight vigil and ecumenical prayer service will be held tonight to mark the 23rd anniversary of the disappearance of Ilene Misheloff in Dublin.

Ilene was 13 years old when she disappeared more than two decades ago, but her family continues to search for their daughter.

On the day she disappeared, Ilene had left school early after being excused from a physical education class, according to her family.

She walked home alone, and witnesses who saw Ilene at several points along the walk say that she was last seen at the intersection of San Ramon Road and Amador Valley Boulevard.

Monday's vigil will retrace her steps along that route, beginning at Wells Middle School at 6800 Penn Drive.

Mike and Maddi Misheloff, along with Ilene's twin brother, Brian, will lead the walk as they have done every year since Ilene went missing.

The vigil will begin at 7 p.m. and will conclude with a short prayer service at St. Raymond Catholic Church at 11555 Shannon Ave. in


The Misheloffs say they are hoping someone has information and will come forward.

A picture of what Ilene would look like today can be found on the website along with information about rewards and tips for preventing child abductions.

Patricia Decker, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Furdog
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Please come show your support for this event. The family would really appreciate everyone's involvement. Thanks!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 28, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Too painful to keep remembering.

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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

It is important to remember. And keep her close to our hearts. It is so painful to know that while you are feeling such loss and pain, others want to forget. We remember, we pray for her and her family. With great love, vigilance and remembering...

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