http://www.dps.state.vt.us/vtsp/jericho_disappear.html SUSPICIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF MOTHER AND DAUGHTERLeft: Grace, circa 1960s; Right: Grace, circa 1978Grace M. Canto Reapp
DOB - 10/1/45
Picture taken in 1978.
VICAP Case # 95VT000003Above Images: Gracie, circa 1978Grace Noel Reapp
DOB - 2/10/73
Approximately five years old in this picture.
On June 6, 1978 Grace M. (Canto) Reapp, 32 years old, and her 5 year old daughter Grace Noel "Gracie" Reapp disappeared from their home located in Jericho, Vermont.
Grace M. (Canto) Reapp is described a white female, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5' 7" tall.
Grace's 2 sons, Brian, age 11 and Patrick, age 8 were in Elementary school at this time.
On June 11, 1978 Michael Reapp reported his wife Grace and daughter Gracie as missing to the Vermont State Police. WANTED PERSON
Left: Michael, circa 1996;Michael Reapp
DOB - 7/30/45
This picture was taken in 1995. He is described as a white male, 5' 10" tall, 165 pounds.
He may have a beard. He also may have contact lenses or eye glasses. He has a full set of dentures.
He has worked as a dock master and attended but did not graduate from the Coast Guard Academy.
On June 16, 1978 Michael Reapp filed for divorce from Grace on grounds of desertion and intolerable severity.
Investigators initially assigned to this case concluded that the unexpected disappearance of Grace and Gracie Reapp was suspicious.
In the years following the disappearance of Grace and Gracie, several State Police investigators have worked on this case.
Various record checks with government agencies, including the State Department and the Social Security Administration have revealed that there is no activity listed on Grace Reapp.
The consensus of opinion is that their disappearance is the result of foul play, and that Grace and Gracie Reapp are dead.
Investigation revealed that Michael Reapp had an extra-marital affair, at the time of Grace's disappearance. The extra-marital affair had been ongoing for almost a year prior to the disappearance.
On November, 1994, Det. Sgt. Gerald H. Charboneau was assigned this case for follow up investigation.
On 09-23-96 Michael Reapp was interviewed by Vermont State Police Detectives at his residence in Jupiter, Florida. At that time, Michael Reapp was advised that the disappearance of his wife and daughter (Grace and Gracie Reapp) was suspicious, and that the investigation was being treated as a homicide case.
At that time, Michael Reapp had admitted to Detectives that he and Grace Reapp were having marital problems for the two years prior to her disappearance, as well as to having sexual relations with several women, including the one whom he eventually married.
Michael Reapp admitted to detectives that his relationship with Grace was physical at times, but that he figured that she (Grace) just took her daughter (Gracie) and left him and the boys. Michael Reapp advised that he had always believed that Grace was living somewhere with her family members.
On 10-21-96 State Police cadaver dog units, the F.B.I. Evidence Response Team, and a Ground Penetrating Radar Unit were searching the former Reapp residence in Vermont, from where Grace and "Gracie" were reported as missing.
On 10-22-96 a TV news reporter from Vermont called Michael Reapp in Florida and advised him of the current search process underway at his former Vermont residence.
On 10-26-96 Michael Reapp fled from his Florida residence without telling his wife or other family members of his intentions.
On 11-13-96 Brian Reapp had reported his father, Michael E. Reapp, as missing to the West Palm Beach Florida Sheriff's Department.
On 12-04-96 Michael Reapp's pick-up was found abandoned at the New Orleans (Louisiana) International Airport. This is the last confirmed location where Michael Reapp was identified as being.
Michael Reapp's current location is not known.The Vermont State Police are requesting that anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Grace M. (Canto) Reapp, DOB: 10-01-45, or Grace Noel "Gracie" Reapp, DOB: 02-10-73, contact the Vermont State Police by calling him at (802) 524-5993 Ext. 2705 Det. Sgt. Gerald H. Charboneau, Vermont State Police.
Furthermore, anyone with information regarding the unexpected disappearance of Michael Eugene Reapp DOB:07-30-45, or his current location, is also encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police.