CHALLIS — Law enforcement officials with the Custer County Sheriff’s Office are renewing a plea for any information about the disappearance of Stephanie Crane on the 26th anniversary of the girl’s disappearance.
Crane, who was 9 years old, was last seen after she finished bowling with friends at the Challis Lanes Bowling Alley at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11, 1993, across the street from Challis High School, police said.
Police said she lived close to the bowling alley and was either headed home or to watch a school soccer practice. Her mother reported her missing at 8:15 p.m., and law enforcement officials began searching for her. Classmates were reportedly contacted, and she wasn’t with any of them, police said.
By Oct. 12, the search for Crane grew to include about 300 searchers, including two planes, FBI, Idaho State Police, Idaho Fish and Game, a team of tracking dogs, a boat crew that checked the river from Challis to Salmon.
At the time of her disappearance, Stephanie was 4-feet, 2-inches tall and between 65 and 85 pounds, police said.
The Custer County Sheriffs still works very closely with the FBI, the Idaho State Police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other agencies on Stephanie’s Case.
There is $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for the person responsible for Stephanie’s disappearance.
Tips may be made to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office at 208-879-2232 or the Custer County Sheriff tip line at 208-879-5372.