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 

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


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


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


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


November 2, 1981: Slaying Dredges Up Many Grim Memories 


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


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


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


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


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


November 6, 1981:  Christine Guenther Reward Fund Established 


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

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


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


January 6, 1982:  Reward Offered in Guenther Death


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


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


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


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

April 11, 1982:  You Can Help...If You Will,5077727&dq=christine-guenther&hl=en

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


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


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

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


October 31, 1982:  Grieving Parents Help Others

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