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Missing Minnesotans: Corrine Erstad

December 18, 2016 10:25 PM

The season may be changing on this block in Inver Grove Heights, but for some here the memories of passing one home never will change.

Joe McCarthy lives a few doors down from Corrine Erstad’s childhood home.

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The 5-year-old went missing in June of 1992.

Corrine went to play in the park behind her home.

A few minutes later her brothers went to look for her, but she was nowhere to be found.

She’s never been seen since.

A friend of the Erstad family was charged with Corrine’s kidnapping and murder, but he was acquitted of all charges.

A body has never been found.

No other suspects have ever been named.

The memory of Corrine’s case can be found in a faded picture on a bulletin board in the breakroom at the Inver Grove Police Department.

Her missing posters hang in the roll call room.

Investigators have watched her grow up through age progression photos.

Corrine would have turned 30 years old next year.

Betty Mulroyan moved on this block a year after Corrine went missing.

She remembers seeing the Erstad family at the home.

Twenty-four years have passed since her disappearance, but for some here time has stood still.

In their eyes, Corrine Erstad will always remain forever young.

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Joe Mazan

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