Psychic Vincent Sisters will return Thursday night to the borough for another spooky investigation.
Suzanne and Jean Vincent of the Pittsburgh area have volunteered to discuss their work as paranormal investigators and the three cases that brought them national attention on Investigation Discovery, A&E and the Travel Channel.
They’ll also be talking about current “headline” cases — such as the Delphi Indiana Murders and the Smiley Face Killers — and one case very close to home.
“We will be discussing local Zelienople cold case Michele Reidenbach,” Suzanne Vincent said.
Reidenbach, a 16-year-old girl, disappeared Sept. 22, 1981, while walking down Main Street in Zelienople. Her case has been cold for 38 years.
Suzanne Vincent said that her mother, Margaret, was an “intuitive” who consulted with officials on the case around the time it happened. Reidenbach’s family and friends have contacted the Vincent's over the years. Suzanne Vincent said the case has “a local community energy.”
The Vincent's can’t officially close the case. But they can, according to Suzanne Vincent, provide insight to law enforcement.
“We can give them clues,” she said.
The Vincent's call themselves psychic mediums, profilers and criminal investigators. They use four main investigative tools when handling a case: video for recording a crime scene, remote viewing to corroborate psychic visualization, dowsing rods to find lost people or things, and cadaver dogs. They also use research and critical and analytical thinking.
While physical trails grow cold over time, the Vincents said the trail they follow can grow stronger. An encounter with someone might give them new information. Over the years, they’ve warmed to Reidenbach’s case.
“We do have a feeling about who did it,” Suzanne Vincent said.
The Reidenbach case isn’t the first cold case in which the Vincent's have been involved. They’ve trained under American pathologist Cyril Wecht and consulted with officials in Westmoreland, Allegheny and Butler counties. The Vincent's have also worked with Pittsburgh officials and Texas Rangers. Locally, the sisters consulted with police investigating the deaths of teens Shawn Bauer and Scott Fosnaught in Forward Township.
The Vincent's volunteer their time in missing persons and cold cases and for events such as Wine and Crime. Ticket proceeds go to the Zelienople Area Business Association.
“This event is a fundraiser to help revitalize the Zelienople store fronts and (make) a donation to local business,” Suzanne Vincent said.
The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Street Cafe