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Gabrielle Miranda Bechen, 12, Missing in Greene County, PA

Gabrielle Miranda Bechen has been missing since early Tuesday morning. She has not Gabrielle Miranda Bechenbeen seen since she took her all-terrain vehicle for a ride Tuesday on roads and trails near the Greene County home.

Bechen’s parents alerted police when she did not return by 2 p.m., prompting troopers and local firefighters to search through the night.

By Wednesday, search teams from West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the Washington, D.C., area had joined local authorities and volunteers in scouring a wooded area covering about three miles bordering West Virginia.

They searched on foot and riding ATVs, some using scent-tracking dogs, as a state police helicopter flew overhead. (FOX News)

Gabrielle Miranda Bechen description:

  • 4-foot-9
  • 77 pounds
  • brown eyes brown hair with blonde highlights.
  • She was riding a small black ATV with flame decals on its fenders.

Gabrielle Bechen ATV

FBI Now Involved In Case Of Missing Girl

Channel 11 has learned that the FBI is now involved in the case of missing Gabrielle Bechen. (WPXI)


Gabrielle Bechen

Authorities believe that one of three possibilities may have occurred. Police are not speculating as to one theory may be more probable than the others.

  • She fell off her ATV and was injured
  • She was abducted
  • She ran away

Searchers scouring remote area for girl, 12

DUNKARD, Pa. — More than 100 people from five states continued last night to search a remote three-mile area of Greene County for a 12-Gabrielle Miranda Bechen  mapyear-old girl who has been missing since Tuesday morning.

Teams planned to continue searching throughout the night, but Trooper Christy said that police were asking for volunteers to help with the search this morning. Anyone who wants to assist is asked to meet at 8 a.m. today in a parking lot just off Exit 7 of Interstate 79, where authorities will divide the volunteers into search teams. (Post Gazette)

Gabrielle recently completed sixth grade at Bobtown Elementary School

  • 4 feet 9 inches tall
  • weighs 77 pounds
  • brown eyes and brown hair with blond highlights
  • She has pierced earlobes, one ear with a second piercing in the cartilage.
  • When she left home, she was wearing tan shorts, a dark shirt and a black helmet.
  • She also was carrying a backpack.
  • She was riding a SunL 90cc quad that is black with flame decals on the fenders.

Search goes on for missing Greene County girl

Police did not speculate on Bechen’s disappearance and would only say the case is under investigation.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children had Bechen listed as “missing” Wednesday.


Anyone with information regarding Bechen’s whereabouts is asked to call state police at 724-627-6151.

(The Herald Standard)

June 15th, 2006 at 10:43pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Children, Search and Rescue | 3 comments

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  1. Thanks for the info, I will keep my eyes open…Greene County is where my in-laws live. Lots of fields to search, and woods too…

    Hope we’ll find her okay.

    Comment by whytegirl | June 16, 2006

  2. I live so close to the little girl, just over the hill. I did not know her, I have two small boys of my own. I feel so sad and mad about what happened to Gabrielle, I just wish things like this never happened. I will never forget her even though I never knew her.

    Comment by tinabugs | June 20, 2006

  3. i feel so sorry for this family of gabrielle ,i first seen this on a web they made her at so i reserched for this story and now that ive found it ,its so sad it just has tears running down my cheeks. i pray this family finds comfort and gets the justice they want .i know it wont bring back this beautiful little girl .i hope that mad man who one this that god sees justice is done right for gabrielle ,my prayers go out this family ,

    Comment by cheri brooks | August 28, 2006

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