Left and Center: Tracy circa, 1975
Right: Age Progressed to age 59
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: July 8, 1975
Missing From: Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: October 11, 1960
Age: 14 years old
Height and Weight: 5’3″ and 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Red/Auburn hair, Blue eyes, Tracy has a scar on her right ankle and pockmarks on her temple, her middle name might be spelled as “Ann” with some missing children sites
NCMEC Number: 701787
Details of Disappearance
Tracy was last seen in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 8th 1975. She was living at Hoffman Homes in 1975. Hoffman homes sometimes referred to as “Hoffman House” was a children’s home for children and teenagers with psychological or emotional troubles. The home was located at 815 Orphanage Rd. Tracy was having personal problems at the time of her disappearance so she was staying at the home as a result.
It’s unknown how exactly Tracy went missing. Most agencies claim King simply left the building and never returned. Apparently on the same day, another teenaged girl ran away from the home. The girls name was Stephanie Capwell. She is described as Hawaiian. She stood at 5’1″ and weighed approximately 100 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was 16 years old in 1975.
It’s unknown if Stephanie has been located or not. She is not listed as missing on any missing persons agencies. At the time, investigators were under the presumption that Tracy left on her own accord. She previously ran away from the home 4 times before her 1975 disappearance but didn’t stay away long and would always return.
Other accounts state that Tracy went out roller skating with a group of kids from the Hoffman Homes and disappeared then. She has never been seen or heard from since 1975. Tracy’s family doesn’t believe she wouldn’t have left voluntarily. She had no animosity towards her family and was known to right to her family regularly.
Her writings were described as those of a normal teenager and she didn’t seem to indicate anything was wrong in them. She usually apologized for not writing often enough or for her messy handwriting which wasn’t messy at all. Tracy has no money with her when she went missing. Her family wasn’t notified of her disappearance until a week after the fact.
Investigators are unsure of what actually happened to Tracy that day. Some believe she ran off on her own accord but it’s suspected Tracy met with foul play due to her age and because she hasn’t contacted anyone she knew since her disappearance. There’s no evidence of such but investigators continue to interview people in relation to Tracy’s disappearance.
At the time of her disappearance, Tracy was said to be very close to her sisters and her family resided in Perry County, Pennsylvania in 1975. Her disappearance remains unsolved and no suspects have been named publicly in relation to the case. Tracy’s case is classified as a non family abduction with all missing persons agencies. Some agencies say she went missing from Gettysburg and Mount Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police 717-783-5524