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Mysterious Disappearance Of 70-Year-Old Janet Walsh From Shaler Remains Unsolved 2 Years Later

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Police are renewing their call to the public for help finding a missing Shaler Township woman who disappeared two years ago.

Janet Walsh, 70, was reported missing by her daughter on Jan. 20, 2020.

Two years later, there is still no trace, police said.

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Walsh's daughter was supposed to meet her mother for dinner on the day she went missing. When her daughter arrived at Walsh's home, her mother was not there. Walsh's car was gone too, but her cell phone was still there, police said.

After getting in touch with several of her mother's friends, Walsh called Shaler Township Police to formally report her mother as missing.

A week later, Allegheny County police joined the investigation.

Walsh disappeared in her silver 2018 Chevy Trax, with license plate No. KTW 6007.

"Just know that on Jan. 19 of 2020 was the last sighting of her or her vehicle, which is unusual that we don't even locate a vehicle. We are just really puzzled by this," Shaler Township Police Chief Sean Frank said on the one-year anniversary of her disappearance.

Her car has not been spotted on license plate readers or found at any local car lots. The car's GPS tracker is also off the grid.

"That's telling us that it was somehow disconnected, or it's somewhere where there's no satellite availability," the chief said. "It could be in a body of water."

Investigators have scoured the Allegheny River in nearby areas, but nothing has been found.

Walsh is 5-feet-3-inches tall with blonde hair and has hazel eyes.

If you know anything about Walsh's disappearance, police are urging you to tall the County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

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