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Rosemary Reinel, 79 years old, still Missing

Police in Sturgis suspect foul play in the disappearance of 79-year-old Rosemary Reinel. She was reported missing 10-days ago. Rosemary Reinel

Rosemary had talked about traveling to Florida with a friend. Her car was found Tuesday in Sarasota and Thursday night, 53-year-old Dannie Gayheart, the man thought to be her traveling companion, was arrested. He is being looked at as a person of interest but there is still no sign of Rosemary.

Rosemary lived in Sturgis at Froh Manor Apartments. Gayheart was staying across the hall from Rosemary with Paul Colwell. “One thing about Rose, she was very friendly. That’s what I picked up about her. She was too friendly with everybody,” says Paul. Police first believed Gayheart and Reinel went to Florida together.

According to the Sturgis Police Department, “They were contemplating that Dannie Gayheart was going to drive her to Florida”. The police also went on to say that, “It’s our understanding she changed her mind about going to Florida and that’s something we’re looking into.”

On Tuesday, Sarasota Police found Reinel’s car. Sturgis Police went down to check it out. Thursday night, Sarasota Police arrested Gayheart on local charges and for violating parole in Michigan but police still don’t know where Rosemary Reinel is.

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Rosemary Reinel is 5’4″ tall, weighs 120 pounds, has white and gray hair, and was last seen wearing white gym shoes and a fishing or sailing type hat. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sturgis Police Department. An update in the disappearance of Rosemary Reinel.

According to WNDU16, Gayheart now tells police he has no idea where Reinel is. dannie gayheart

But says she left her car for him to pick-up at a Kalamazoo bus station. According to Gayheart, Reinel then took a bus to Florida while he drove her car. The detectives investigating the case learned Reinel changed her mind about her trip the weekend before she disappeared.

 Gayheart is being held for a parole violation for leaving Michigan, as well as fraudulent activities charges in Sarasota on unrelated cases.

October 7th, 2005 at 02:43pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Rosemary Reinel | no comments

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