The Disappearance of Paige Renkoski

Paige Renkoski

Paige Renkoski went missing on May 24, 1990. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Background

Okemos, Michigan Substitute Teacher Paige Renkoski, was reported missing on May 24, 1990. She was last seen standing, talking to 2 men, on the shoulder of I-96 approximately a half mile from the Fowlerville exit. She was driving her mother’s vehicle, a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass, was found still running later that day, at 7:48 p.m. Her vehicle motor was running. The windshield wipers were on due to a rainstorm. Her purse and shoes were also in her vehicle.

Paige Renkoski's car with her shoes in the driver's seat

Investigation

At the time of her disappearance, Renkoski was described as a 30-year-old Caucasian woman, 5’6″ tall and weighing 125 pounds. She had strawberry-blonde colored hair and blue eyes. She has two screws in her left knee, a long scar on the inside of her right arm, and a scar on her left leg. Renkoski was last seen wearing a white V-neck sweater she was wearing backward, and black multi-color print pants. She was also wearing a dark green medium-length necklace with gold beads and matching green and gold earrings.

Sketches of suspects relesed by investigators

Investigators have been able to piece together Paige’s movements of the day. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Paige dropped her mother off at the Detroit Metro Airport before visiting a friend in Canton Township. She left the friend’s house and made a quick stop between 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. at a store located west of I-275 in Canton Township, where she purchased one beer. Following that quick stop, several people speaking to the man in the mini-van saw Renkoski.

Investigators have never found Paige, but ruled her case a homicide. They have conducted several searches over the years following Renkoski’s disappearance, including deploying cadaver dogs and ground-penetrating radar. No further evidence or additional information has been discovered.

Investigators are asking for anyone with additional information to please contact the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department at 517-546-2440.

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