Anniversary of Blumhorst Disappearance; 31 years with no new answers


Veronica Blumhorst- Photo Mendota Police Department

MENDOTA – Even after 31 years, people in and around Mendota remember what happened the morning of September 20th of 1990, but no clues have surfaced after that day about what exactly happened to 21-year-old Veronica Blumhorst. She had left her job at a grocery store at 1 AM and traveled a few blocks to her home in the 1200 block of Monroe street where her vehicle was found in the garage around six hours later. Authorities began a search later that morning and determined that she likely didn’t leave of her own accord.

Chief Greg Kellen of the Mendota Police Department last year said they pursue every tip they receive. He said they are still trying to find answers, not only for the Blumhorst family, but for the agency as well.

In the years since the incident, a number of different theories and searches have been performed hoping to find answers to what happened to her, but none have yielded any results. This year Veronica would have turned 52. The Mendota Police ask if anyone has any information about this case to contact the Mendota Police Department.