Two years later, Jennifer Cahill Shadle still missing

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Jennifer Cahill Shadle

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Jennifer Cahill Shadle last had contact with her family two years ago, on May 15, 2014, the Thursday following Penn State Commencement and Mother’s Day.  She had called her family that afternoon and was expected to call back and arrange a meeting place to pick up mail that was due that afternoon. She never called.

Shadle was last seen at the North Atherton Place Shopping Center.  Video shows her walking alone from Wal-Mart into the plaza toward the Dollar Tree store about 5 PM.  Additional sightings were reported at Simply Tan and Don Patron’s Mexican Restaurant later that evening between 7:30 and 11:00 PM.   Her whereabouts after that evening remain unknown.

Shadle is described as a 50-year-old white female with brown hair, blue eyes, 5’4” tall, and weighing approximately 112 pounds.

She did not have a car and police do not know if she left the plaza on foot or in a vehicle.

medWalmart_Screen_Shot_001Police were informed that the only persons Shadle had contact with prior to her disappearance, and who remain unknown, were a few Hispanic men with whom she shared refreshments at Champs Bar & Grill on May 2, 2014.  Despite a public appeal to come forward, those men have not been identified.  Although not suspects, it was hoped their conversation may have provided some insights into Shadle’s plans.

Shadle reportedly had mentioned she wanted to move back into the family home in Ferguson Township, although she was looking for an apartment downtown.

She had resided in the Saybrook area of Ferguson Township with her husband and children for several years before returning to Orwigsburg in November 2013, to live with her mother and stepfather.  Shadle returned to the State College area in April 2014, just before Mother’s Day. She stayed in local motels and with friends when she returned.

Despite interviews with family and friends, posted missing person flyers, media broadcasts, law enforcement bulletins and (missing person) entries into state and national law enforcement databases, as well as searches of the area, Shadle’s whereabouts remain unknown.  Her family reports there has been no activity on her debit card, health account or her cell phone.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ferguson Township Police at (814) 237-1172, your local police department, or submit an Anonymous Tip at

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