The people who lived in Custer County 20 years still haven't forgotten about Stephanie Crane. She was last seen 20 years ago Friday. Below is the news release issued by the Custer County Sheriff to remind everyone that there is a cold case that still needs solving.
"Stephanie Crane has not been seen or heard from in twenty years. Stephanie was nine years old at the time of her disappearance, October 11, 1993. At the time of her disappearance Stephanie was 4’02”, 65-85 pounds she was wearing a maroon and white striped hooded sweatshirt with the word “GIMME” imprinted on the front, maroon sweat pants and maroon and white tennis shoes. Stephanie has a cowlick on the right side of her hairline and a scar near her right eye. She has brown hair and blue eyes.
Her face is freckled and she as a space between her two upper front teeth.
She was last seen at approximately 6:00 p.m. the evening of October 11, 1993 walking towards the Challis High School. Stephanie had been bowling at Challis Lanes Bowling Alley and the school is right across the street from the bowling alley.
Accounts differ as to whether Stephanie was going to the high school to watch soccer practice or heading to her family residence approximately 500 yards away. Stephanie was reported missing by her mother at approximately 8:15 p.m. that evening, she has not been seen or heard from since. An extensive search turned up no sign of Stephanie.
In 2012 the Custer County Sheriff’s office acting on a tip searched a back country area near Challis as part of the investigation into Stephanie’s disappearance. That search turned up nothing.
Just recently acting on another tip the Custer County Sheriff’s office conducted another search in a different area of the back country. That search also turned up nothing.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that this is still an open and active case. If anyone has any information they can call the Custer County Sheriff’s Office at 208-879-2232 to speak with someone, or they can call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 208-879-5723 and leave a message. Individuals can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) and they can remain anonymous."