Stephanie Crane, 9, missing from Idaho since 1993

Stephanie Lyn Crane went missing on Oct. 11, 1993 from Idaho when she was 9-years-old.  She was last seen at the Challis Lanes Bowling Alley in Challis around 5:30 p.m. that evening.  Some state they saw her going home which was across the street and others said she was going to the high school across the street. 

Keith Glenn “Mark” Hescock has been investigated regarding this case and also the case of Amber Shawnell Hoopes.  Hescock kidnapped a 14-year-old from outside her home on June 5, 2002.  He chained her to a bed in his home, but she was able to escape.  When the police came to arrest him he fled in his vehicle and ended at a dead end road in Big Hole Mountains where he shot and killed a police dog and wounded an officer, then committed suicide.  The investigation found that Hescock had worked for Hoopes’ grandparents and was in Challis on the weekend Stephanie went missing.  Over the years authorities have at least 10 persons of interest in Stephanie’s case. 
 
Stephanie’s parents died 1997 and in 2012, and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office says they have continued to work on Stephanie’s case.

Stephanie has a cowlick on the right side of her hairline and a scar near her right eye.  Her hair is brown and thick and curly and she had freckles on her face and a space between her two upper front teeth. 

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office says this is still an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information, please contact them at (208) 879-2232. There is also a tip line that can be reached by calling (208) 879-5372.

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