Left: Cheryl circa, 1977
Right: Age Progressed to age 53
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: July 12, 1977
Missing From: Secane, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: April 22, 1960
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5’8″ and 120 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Blonde hair, Green eyes, Cheryl went by her last name “Moser” at the time of her disappearance and many agencies refer to her as “Cheryl Ann Moser”
NCMEC Number: 603887
Details of Disappearance
Cheryl was last seen in Secane, Pennsylvania on July 12th 1977. She was last seen walking to a friends house but she never arrived and was never seen or heard from again.
Investigators believe that Cheryl was abducted by a non family member. After she vanished, investigators got and received tips that Cheryl had been murdered by members of a motorcycle gang and then dumped in the Tinicum Marsh. A few other girls disappeared between the ages 15 and 19 and were later found murdered. There bodies were found in the marsh after they vanished. All of them had a connection to a biker gang.
Investigators have also considered due to time factors that the various murders of these young women might have had some connection to the 1975 disappearance of Wendy Eaton. Eaton vanished in Media, PA and has never been found. Investigators are unsure
While Cheryl didn’t have a connection to any biker gang, she dated 25 year old David Thompson at the time she disappeared and might have been going to meet him that night. He was not a member of any biker gang but in 1978 he was convicted of assault in connection to the fatal beating of a Warlocks Motorcycle club. He was sentenced to 23 months in prison for the crime. He has since been released but his whereabouts remain unknown.
Cheryl’s friend was also a long time associate of the Pagans. The pagans were at once believed to have been responsible for the Florida 1974 disappearance of Amy Billig. No connection has been made between the Pagans or Cheryl and Amy.
At the time of her disappearance, Cheryl was rebellious and ran away several times before she disappeared but always called home to assure her family that she was ok. She never contacted her family again after her 1977 disappearance. Her disappearance remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Ridley Township Police Department 610-532-4000
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children