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Reward offered in cases of women missing from Coeur d’Alene since 1986

From Staff Reports

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward for information in the cases of two women who disappeared from Coeur d’Alene in 1986.

Debora Jean Swanson, who was a teacher with the Coeur d’Alene School District, parked her car in a Third Street parking lot to go jogging March 29, 1986, on Tubbs Hill. A witness saw her walking onto the hill around 4:40 p.m. that day, according to a news release from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department. Police found her car in the parking lot the next day. Her purse and identification were still inside the locked car. The area was searched, but no clues were found.

Swanson was white, 31 years old, stood about 5-feet-4 and weighed 130 pounds. She had blonde hair and blue eyes.

Sally Anne, also known as Sally Anne Ries, was reported missing by her family on May 28, 1986. She was last seen May 16 of that year in Coeur d’Alene. Her car was at her home, undisturbed.

Stone worked as an exotic dancer at the Kontiki Bar at Stateline but was off work at the time due to an injury.

She was white, 21 years old, 5-feet-2 and weighed between 115 and 130 pounds. She had brown hair and hazel eyes. She also had a tattoo on her right shoulder of a parrot standing on a branch in front of a half moon. The word “Teko’s” was written underneath it. She also had a 5- to 6-inch scar on her abdomen.

Police believe both women were victims of foul play.

Anyone with information on either of the two women is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or visit www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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