On June 8, 1976, Sherry Roach left the group dwelling in San Mateo the place she was staying to take a bus to her part-time job in San Francisco. The 17-year-old girl was by no means seen once more.

San Mateo police launched a brand new photograph in the decades-old cold case Thursday. Dated 1975 on the again, it exhibits a man together with his arm round Sherry’s shoulder. Her mom, now in her 80s, reportedly discovered the photograph on the household’s dwelling.

Police need to speak to the man.

“He may need some details about her if he in reality had a relationship together with her,” Detective Tom Paulin instructed Fox 2 KTVU. “Once more we simply do not know who he’s.”

Paulin mentioned investigators on the time did “cursory” interviews with Sherry’s coworkers and acquaintances, however they failed to supply any leads.

Members of the family instructed CBS 5 KPIX that they didn’t acknowledge the man, however thought Sherry may need had a boyfriend.

Sherry was described as white with some Native American background, 5-foot-5, 115 kilos, brown hair and blue eyes. She had crooked tooth, wore glasses and may need coloured her hair blond. She reportedly didn’t prefer to have her image taken, so the photograph with a man a number of years older was very uncommon.

Sherry was recognized to hitchhike usually, a standard observe in the ’70s.

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Jerry Roach, Sherry’s youthful brother, instructed CBS 5 that they grew up in Santa Rosa in a violent family, ensuing in Sherry being positioned in a number of foster properties and group properties. He mentioned he was very near his sister.

“Perhaps she continues to be alive, which I’m hoping for,” he mentioned. “However I know it’s uncertain, ‘trigger I feel if she was alive, she would have contacted me. Provides me hope to only give us all closure.”
Anybody with data is requested to contact San Mateo Police Detective Lee Violett at 650-522-7662 or lviolett@cityofsanmateo.org. Individuals can even name the division’s Nameless Tip Submission line at 650-522-7676.

Mike Moffitt is an SFGATE Digital Reporter. Electronic mail: moffitt@sfgate.com. Twitter: @Mike_at_SFGate