Fifty years after a teenager disappeared, State Police in Mercer County are still hoping someone can help them solve a missing persons case.

Pennsylvania Crimestoppers has posted information offering a $5,000 reward for information about a cold case involving Patricia Seelbaugh, who was only 17 years old when she was last seen on October 26, 1973.

Seelbaugh was last seen with friends at the Barkeyville Truck Stop, off Interstate 80 just East of Interstate 79, in Venango County.

According to investigators, Seelbaugh was dropped off with an unknown male at a home just outside of Grove City, commonly known as Hallville. It was reportedly after midnight. She has not been seen since.

Seelbaugh wore glasses for reading but left them behind.

The Crimestoppers post included pictures of Seelbaugh about the time she disappeared, as well as an age-enhanced image depicting her as she may appear today.

  • Last Seen: 10-26-73
  • Age Last Seen: 17
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Height: 5'0"
  • Weight: 98
  • Clothing: Blue jeans

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Mercer at 724-662-6162 or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll-Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case, or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.