The Christine Guenther Murder

In 1981, a small Western Pennsylvania suburb mourned the loss of a 15-year-old girl. Thirty years later, her peers speak up, insisting on justice. Learn more about this promising young woman, and help us finally put this mystery to rest.

Murder Details

Below is a list of articles from 1981-1984 that tell the details of Chris's disappearance and murder.  Article information varies, and there is some conflict between stories.  Perhaps you know something that will help officials clarify the details. If so, please call Allegheny County Homicide at 412.473.3000 or 412.473.1300. 

October 27 (?), 1981:  USW Aide's Daughter Is Reported Missing

http://chrisguenther.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=12416106 

October 29, 1981:  USW Official's Daughter Missing Since Monday

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=POIhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YF0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6128%2C7011560

 

October 30, 1981:  Her Missing Friend 'Not A Runaway'

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PeIhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YF0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=7056%2C7470622 

 

November 2, 1981:  Girl Killed by Hatchet or Ax, Coroner Says

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_RkvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=e10EAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=2128%2C1723082 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_RkvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=e10EAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=6267%2C1748303  

 

November 2, 1981:  Girl's Murder Shocks Peter's Township Area                         

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QXJiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=1717%2C3630  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QXJiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=1157%2C8861

 

November 2, 1981: Slaying Dredges Up Many Grim Memories

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QXJiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=3339%2C3407 

 

November 2, 1981:  I Can't Believe This Has Happened!

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QXJiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=3009%2C6063  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QXJiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=3391%2C9907

 

November 3, 1981:  Slain Teen's Course Probed in Bus Mix-Up

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_hkvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=e10EAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=4228%2C1912428

 

November 3, 1981:  Teen-age Girl Killed with an Ax

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ducgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L24FAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=2717%2C354120

 

November 4, 1981:  Young Murder Victim Buried;  Police Hunt Clues

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Q3JiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=1581%2C636878  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Q3JiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=5299%2C640806 

 

November 4, 1981:  800 Mourned Teen-age Girl's Brutal Death

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FdVRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_m0DAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=4036%2C314568 

 

November 6, 1981:  Christine Guenther Reward Fund Established

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RXJiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=2205%2C1154497 

 

November 6, 1981:  Reward Fund in Girl's Slaying

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=F9VRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_m0DAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=4851%2C1050860

November 14, 1981:  90 Contribute to Guenther Family's 'Save Kids' Fund

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=THJiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KXcNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=1138%2C2602999 

 

January 28, 1982:  Reward Offer Fails to Turn Up More Information

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YaVdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HF0NAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=1186%2C3973912 

 

January 6, 1982:  Reward Offered in Guenther Death        

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TqVdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HF0NAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=6531%2C452941

 

January 6, 1982:  $10,000 Reward Offer Could Help Find Killer  

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=T6VdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HF0NAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=4691%2C705146

 

January 7, 1982:  USW Offers Reward To Find Girl's Killer   

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0egNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kW0DAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine-guenther&pg=4445%2C835018

 

January 10, 1982:  Slain Girl's Parents Work To Turn Loss Around 

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CXkfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CF4EAAAAIBAJ&dq=carmen-guenther&pg=7061%2C3793567

 

March 28, 1982:  USW, Students Step Up Hunt for Girls Killer

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GdgcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=914EAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=4286%2C5773072 

April 11, 1982:  You Can Help...If You Will

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KXgdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B14EAAAAIBAJ&pg=1088,5077727&dq=christine-guenther&hl=en

April 24, 1982:  $25,000 Reward Offered (Ad)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=zYJiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gncNAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=5067%2C4257077 

 

June 27, 1982:  Slain Girl's Parents Help Others

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mMMdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qWEEAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=3369%2C4628164

 

July 30, 1982:  They'd Ask Girl's Killer: Why?

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=x51RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=n20DAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=2268%2C6472054  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=x51RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=n20DAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=4046%2C6486789

October 23, 1982:  One Year Later, Christine's Killer Still Sought

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RahdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SF0NAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=1315%2C3022895

 

October 31, 1982:  Grieving Parents Help Others

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-0scAAAAIBAJ&sjid=E2EEAAAAIBAJ&dq=carmen-guenther&pg=7089%2C8076847  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-0scAAAAIBAJ&sjid=E2EEAAAAIBAJ&dq=carmen-guenther&pg=7143%2C8081133

March 18, 1984:  Parents of Slain Girl in 1981, Still Hoping for First Clue

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZOEbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VGIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=christine%20guenther&pg=2099%2C558999