Cold Cases/Missing Persons

Steven Willard Anderson
Missing since June 3, 2004

47 YOA -- Missing since 6/3/04 W/M 5’11/235 bro/blu Left to paint family cabin in Flaming Gorge. Dad checked at cabin and he had never arrived. Vehicle was a lease and neither vehicle or Steven were located.

Case #04-60317
Case Status:Open
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Terry L. Bakker
Date of Death: April 14, 1986

Terry, age 25, woke to noises at the front door of his home at 2049 E. Atkin Ave. at about 7:30am on April 14, 1986. Terry went to the door and got it partly opened when the suspect forced it all the way open.

Case #86-29854
Case Status:Open
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Nikole Bakoles
Date of Incident: October 8, 2000

This case was originally an unidentified found remains case. Several human bones were found along I-80 by duck hunters on October 8, 2000. The remains were located in a field off the I-80 frontage road about 1.5 miles east of Saltair, a local concert hall. Extensive efforts were made to determine the identity of the remains including isotope analysis, and comparison with DNA and dental records to numerous missing persons across the US. The remains came to be known affectionately as “Saltair Sally.”

Case #2000-126959
Case Status:Open
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Michael Bown
Date of Death: September 2, 1971

Michael, age 24, was delivering bread to Natters’ Market at 3065 S. 700 E. in Salt Lake City, UT at approximately 2:00 pm on the afternoon of September 2, 1971. An armed male suspect entered the store and proceeded to commit a robbery.

Case #71-40634
Case Status:Open
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Valaine Briggs
Date of Death: May 5 - 7, 1977

Valaine, age 18, was a student at the LDS Business College at the time of her disappearance and murder. She was last seen leaving the building her class was in at 11:20am on May 5, 1977.

Case #77-27723
Case Status:Open
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Bobbi Ann Campbell
Missing Person

Bobbi Ann was last seen on January 7, 1995 by her friend, when Bobbi Ann left her 5 year old daughter with her. Bobbi Ann’s car was found in the area of 300 South 1100 West several months later. Bobbi Ann was supposed to have a court appearance in Lehi, Utah on January 9, 1995 that she possibly showed up for. Bobbi Ann has not been heard from or seen since that time.

Case #95-2784
Case Status:Open
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Buddy C. Conti
Date of Death: August 27, 1981

Buddy, age 45, was the Pharmacist and owner of the Kearns Pharmacy located at 4188 West 5415 South at the time of his death. At approximately 9:00pm on the evening of August 27, 1981, Buddy and a Sales Clerk were in the process of preparing to close the store for the night when a masked gunman entered the store.

Case #81-63971
Case Status:Open
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Franco-Alfaro Cruz
Missing since June 11, 2003

27 YOA – Missing since 6/11/03 H/M 5’2/126# blk/bro Reported to be extremely depressed, not eating, not communicating. Left for work and never returned and has not contacted anyone.

Case #03B011749
Case Status:Open
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Robert “Moose” Daly
Date of Death: May 25, 1969

Robert, a.k.a. “Moose”, age 47, was having drinks with an acquaintance at the Granite Club on the night of May 24, 1969. The Granite Club was located at 3820 S. Highland Drive.

Case #69-19533
Case Status:Open
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Corry Ehlers


Corry was last seen on May 21, 2012 near Alta Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon. He had lived in that area for several years and knew the terrain well. He told friends he was going for a hike in the area of Hell Gate at about 2:30pm. Corry’s cell phone, keys and medications were located in his vehicle which was found in front of his apartment complex.

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Kimberly Evans
Date of Death: January 15, 1994

Kimberly, age 28, was a mother and wife living in Sandy at the time of her death. She left her house at approximately 11:00am on the morning of January 15, 1994 telling her husband she was going to help a friend move. She was seen in the early afternoon hours at a Holiday Oil in West Jordan at 1317 W. 7800 S.

Case #94-6110
Case Status:Open
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Juan Pedro Flores
Date of Death: August 29, 2004

Juan, 38 years-old, father of two children was killed in the early morning hours of August 29, 2004 in Midvale. Five men were then seen fleeing the residence on foot. Witnesses identified Aristeo Colon as the shooter. Colon had been in a dispute over a drug deal with the victim in the weeks prior to the shooting.

Case #2004-XXXX
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Ann Fox
Missing Since May 19, 1990

31 YOA – missing since 5/19/90 W/F 5’2/175# bro/unk -- two front teeth missing Ann had been a victim of domestic violence. She told her roommate her ex-husband was trying to find her and take her to Vegas. She left for work and never arrived and hasn’t been heard from since.

Case #90-51398
Case Status:Open
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Corazon Frandsen
Date of Death: February 5, 1978

Corazon, age 26, went to dinner with her in-laws on the evening of February 4, 1978. Afterward she picked up a few groceries and then proceeded home to her apartment located in at 5272 S. Cobble Creek Road. It appears she was first attacked as she got out of her 2-door white Mercury Cougar in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

Case #78-7960
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Harold Galvis
Missing since August 28, 2001

27 YOA – Missing since 8/28/01 H/M 5’10/160# bro/bro – has memory lapses Left sister’s apartment while she was at the store. Left all belongings behind. Was here visiting from Venezuela. Parents came the following day as a surprise and he was to return home with them. He had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia the previous year. Had gone missing before but always contacted someone after a few months.

Case #01-101722
Case Status:Open
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Timothy Glashien
Date of Death: February 23, 1980

Timothy, age 22, was a resident of Bountiful at the time of his death. He was last seen on the afternoon of February 23, leaving to make a drug purchase. Timothy’s body was found the following afternoon two miles up Millcreek Canyon at a turnout area by hikers.

Case #80-15244
Case Status:Open
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Michelle L. Halling
Date of Death: February 22, 1990

Michelle, age 28, was the mother to a young son living in the Cottonwood Heights area at the time of her death. Her son was staying with grandparents on the night of the arson/murder.

Case #90-18074
Case Status:Open
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Kathy Harmon
Date of Death: March 1/6, 1976

Joy Kathleen “Kathy” Jones Harmon, age 22, was at the Better Days Bar located at 726 S. State Street on the night of March 2, 1976 with a friend.

Case #76-11931
Case Status:Open
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Emeterio Melgar-Hernandez
Date of Death: Approximately August 14, 1982

Emeterio, age 33, was from El Salvador and worked as a dishwasher at the Salt Lake Hilton at the time of his death. He is a husband and father to eight children. Emeterio was last seen on August 14, 1982 by co-workers. His body was discovered on August 19, 1982 about five miles above Junction I-80 and U-65. It appeared he had been there for quite some time. He had died as a result of gunshot wounds.

Case #82-61551
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Miguel Antonio Hernandez
Date of Death: Approximately August 14, 1982

Miguel, 18 year-old, was an El Salvadorian nationalist and had recently relocated to the Salt Lake area from Santa Ana, California. He came to live with his cousin, Emeterio Melgar Hernandez. Miguel and Emeterio had attended a dance together on the evening of August 13, 1982. It was the last known sighting of Miguel. Miguel’s body was found by hikers in some bushes approximately 100 yards off the road between East Canyon and Immigration Canyon on August 17, 1982. The cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds.

Case #82-61551
Case Status:Open
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Doris Anaid Vazquez Hernandez
Date of Death: December 25, 2001

Doris, a 24 year-old female was living in Taylorsville when she was attacked at her home on the morning of December 25, 2001. Evidence at the scene determined the perpetrator to be Fernando Leal Cervantes. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Fernando Cervantes but he fled to Mexico after the homicide and still remains at large.

Case #01-150900
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Bertha Hughes
Date of Death: March 17/18, 1982

Bertha, age 81, was last seen looking out her living room window of her home located at 3402 S. 500 E. at approximately 6:30pm on March 17, 1982. This was something she reportedly enjoyed doing.

Case #82-18787
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Lester Lloyd Janise
Date Body was Found: January 13, 2009

Lester, age 62, was a spiritual leader among the Native Americans he associated closely with and was a Vietnam Veteran, earning a purple heart. He lived alone but had had company from out of state staying with him shortly before his death.

Case #2009-XXXX
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Lucille Johnson
Date of Death: February 1/2, 1991

Lucille, age 78, was a widow that lived alone in her home located at 4284 S. Holloway Drive. She was last seen sweeping her porch on the afternoon of February 1, 1991.

Case #91-10207
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Carolyn Kingston
Date of Occurrence: September 2, 1971

Carolyn, age 30, was a clerk at Natters’ Market at 3065 S. and 700 E. in Salt Lake City, UT on the afternoon of September 2, 1971 when an armed gunman entered the store to commit a robbery. Carolyn had her two small children in the store with her at the time. It’s possible she struggled with the suspect.

Case #71-40634
Case Status:Open
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JoHanna S. Leatherbury
Date of Death: August 20/21, 1971

JoHanna, age 17, was a recent Olympus High School graduate. She was last seen in the area of 2100 South and State Street at an area referred to as “The Complex” by witnesses in the late hours of August 20, 1971.

Case #71-38207
Case Status:Open
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Richard D. Leetham
Date Body was Found: October 11, 1994

Date of Disappearance: August 17, 1994 Date Body was Found: October 11, 1994 Richard, age 35, was enrolled as a student at Salt Lake Community College at the time of his disappearance. He was last seen by his girlfriend leaving his apartment to type a paper on the afternoon of August 17, 1994.

Case #94-137546
Case Status:Open
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Julie Ann March
Date of Death: August 28, 1984

Julie Ann, a.k.a. Miss Kitty, Crystal, Monique, Evette Summons, Yvette Simons, Miss Piggy, age 29, was last seen on the evening of August 27, 1984. She was leaving a gathering place called “The Tree” with a friend.

Case #84-65883
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Rico Joseph Mascherana
Date of Incident: December 31, 1977 Date of Death: March 22, 1978

Rico, age 74, was at his home located at 3250 W. 3500 S. in the early morning hours of December 31, 1977. He was making repairs and was working under his kitchen sink when he was shot from outside the house through the kitchen window. Rico stood and went to the front porch after reportedly hearing loud pops, not yet realizing he’d been shot.

Case #77-87037
Case Status:Open
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Ronald V. Maurath
Date of Death: May 7, 1983

Ronald, age 23, was last seen at the Deseret Lounge at 323 S. Main St. when the bar closed in the early morning hours of May 7, 1983.

Case #83-32497
Case Status:Open
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William McBride
Missing since March 22, 1994

35 YOA – Missing since 3/22/94 NA/M 6/160# blk/bro William was reported as being depressed and possible medical conditions. Sent a letter to friends saying “by the time you read this, this entity will be no more – look for me in thestars.” His vehicle was located in Nevada, but no sign of him.

Case #94-42516
Case Status:Open
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Sonia Mejia
Date of Death: February 9, 2006

Sonia, age 29, was a young mother living in Taylorsville with her common-law husband, her 8 year-old son, and was 6 months pregnant with her second child. A witness reported a Hispanic male assaulting Sonia and later was found dead inside her apartment. A full DNA profile was developed from evidence at the scene. Sonia’s homicide has been linked by DNA to the West Valley Police Department homicide that occurred exactly two years later on February 9, 2008.

Case #2006-3082
Case Status:Open
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Johnnie Mae Miles
Missing since June 6, 2001

68 YOA – Missing since 6/6/01 B/F 5’9/140 gry/haz – suffers from memory loss Went to the store and got lost. Her vehicle was found off the road in a creek in Juab County. It was evident she had tried to get the vehicle out. A farmer reported having seen someone matching her description walking down the road early the next morning. Extensive Search and Rescue was conducted for several days which didn’t find any clues to her whereabouts.

Case #01-64375
Case Status:Open
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Lark L Montague
Missing since September 21, 2007

55 YOA -- Missing since 9/21/07 W/F 5’1/120# bro/bro Last seen driving home from friends house. Neighbor followed her home and witnessed her turning down her street. When her son returned home from work the following morning, the vehicle was gone as well as Lark. There has been no contact with hersince, and vehicle has not been located.

Case #07-87849
Case Status:Open
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Jean Muir
December 26, 1985

Jean was planning on going to Utah County with her sister on December 26, 1985. She spoke with her sister on the telephone about 12:30pm, but when the sister arrived at 1:00pm to pick Jean up, she was found inside her home murdered. Jean’s car was missing from the driveway, but located a few days later several miles away parked behind a business.

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James Douglas Odom
Date of Death: Approximately June 25, 1981

James, age 39, was last seen at the Albertson’s Grocery Store at 400 E. 200 S. in Salt Lake City, UT on June 25, 1981. His body was found by Kennecott Copper workers on the afternoon of June 27th in an open field near a dirt road at approximately 10020 W. 20th South.

Case #81-46411
Case Status:Open
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Trent R. Olsen
Date of Death: February 14, 1982

Trent, age 22, was in an argument with two males at the One More Time Club located at 3900 S. 1100 E. in Salt Lake City, UT at approximately 1:00am on February 14, 1982.

Case #82-10809
Case Status:Open
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Felicia Pappas
Date of Death: April 6, 1989

Felicia, a.k.a. “Alicia” or “Lisa” was A 17-year-old female that had attended Granite High School. She was an employee of Show Biz Pizza at the time of her death. Thomas Evan Noffsinger was charged in July of 2012 with the first degree murder of Felicia Pappas. Court proceedings are pending.

Case #89-30662
Case Status:Solved
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Kirk Pitcher
September 11, 1988

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Kirk, age 34, watched TV with his friend at his home located at 4212 S. 1300 W. on the night of September 10, 1988. Also present in the home that night were an employee/roommate that had a basement bedroom and a 13-year-old adolescent male also living with Kirk. Kirk’s female friend left at about 1:00am and the other roommates also retired to their bedrooms for the night.

Case #88-85616
Case Status:Open
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Douglas Plummer
Missing since February 5, 2001

Douglas Plummer, 20, has been missing since 2/5/01. He is 6' and weighs 150 pounds and is blind in the left eye. Douglas was moving to a new apartment when he disappeared. He did not contact his roommate or family and has not been heard from since.

Case #01-12818
Case Status:Open
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Marlene Puchuskie
Missing since September 3, 1986

28 yoa – Missing since 9/3/86 WF 5’6/110# bro/bro -- scar on left cheek Husband travelled between Colorado and Utah on business. He said when he returned from a business trip, she was gone and he hadn’t heard from her.

Case #86-54420
Case Status:Open
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Carlos Reyes
Missing since April 14, 2006

Carlos, age 7 at the time of his disappearance, was last seen when his father picked him up for visitation over Easter weekend. Carlos was not returned to his mother that Sunday evening, April 14, 2006. It is believed Carlos's father Daniel Maximinos Reyes fled to Mexico with Carlos.

Case #06-32792
Case Status:Open
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Jack E. Richardson
Date of Death: January 5, 1979

Jack, age 54, was home alone on the afternoon of January 5, 1979. It is suspected he answered the door of his home at 1640 Mateo Way since there were no signs of forced entry. Based on accounts of events Jack was confronted at that time by several suspects planning on committing a home robbery.

Case #79-1103
Case Status:Open
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Barbara Gene Rocky
Date of Death: March 11, 1974

After a lengthy investigation Gerald Hicker, age 58, admitted in court to killing Barbara Gene Rocky. Hicker had negotiated a plea agreement for a 5-year prison term in exchange for releasing information to Barbara’s family regarding her death.

Case #74-11627
Case Status:Solved
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Jason Royter
August 6, 2012

The body of Jason Royter, 33, was found in his house, 7383 W. Paine Road (3745 South) on August 6, 2012. His body was discovered by his live-in girlfriend Tammy Martinez who came home about 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived they saw signs of a struggle in the home. There were no signs of forced entry, so Royter may have let the suspect in before the altercation. He received multiple stab wounds and bled to death.

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Flora Rundle
Date of Death: October 19-22, 1989

Flora, age 71, was a widow that lived alone. She was last seen by workers talking with a friend on the front porch of her home at 3518 S. 300 W. at approximately 5:00pm on the afternoon of October 19, 1989. Flora, age 71, was a widow that lived alone. She was last seen by workers talking with a friend on the front porch of her home at 3518 S. 300 W. at approximately 5:00pm on the afternoon of October 19, 1989.

Case #89-109775
Case Status:Solved
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Frank Saucedo
January 15, 2008

On January 15, 2008, Frank was riding in a car on Fort Union Blvd. A road rage incident happened where the suspect felt he had been cut off but the car Frank was riding in. The suspect pulled up to the stop light at 900 East Fort Union Blvd., where the suspect engaged in a verbal confrontation with the people in Frank’s vehicle. The suspect started to follow the car Frank was in, and at 700 East Gable Street, the suspect fired a round into Frank’s car striking Frank. Frank died as a result of the gunshot wound.

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Jack Simmons
Missing since May 3, 1994

24 YOA – missing since 5/3/94 W/M 6’1/150# red/blu -- Scar on right arm Was a victim of an assault one month before he went missing. He admitted to police it may have been because of a drug problem. There was an unidentified victim of a traffic accident in Virginia in 1995, but there was no verified match using fingerprint comparrison.

Case #94-56167
Case Status:Open
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James Skeel
Date of Death: September 23, 1982

James, age 52, was last seen leaving the Staircase Lounge, 3000 S. Highland Dr., at approximately 1:30 am on September 21, 1982. Neighbors reported hearing loud noises in the early hours of September 21st. His body was discovered in his apartment at 4137 South 570 East on September 23, 1982. He died as a result of blunt force trauma.

Case #82-71377
Case Status:Open
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Dennis Smith
Missing since October 14, 1993

49 YOA – missing since 10/14/93 W/M 6’3/185# gry/blu Traveled between Hawaii and Utah. Last seen at Port O Call in SLC. His vehicle was located at a local hotel in 1994 but hotel had no record of him as a customer. Nothing inthe vehicle provided information where he was.

Case #93-129705
Case Status:Open
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George Spor
Date of Death: October 19, 1991

George Spor, age 53, last reported to work on October 16, 1991. George’s body was found on the morning of October 19, 1991 by a deer hunter.

Case #91-107089
Case Status:Open
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Richard E. Stanley
Date of Death: August 21, 1978

Richard, age 37, and a friend were at the Oakridge Campground in Big Cottonwood Canyon on the night of August 21, 1978. In an unprovoked attack a lone suspect armed with a knife jumped from the nearby bushes and stabbed.

Case #78-59071
Case Status:Open
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Jan Marie Stavros
Missing Since: January 3, 2001

Endangered Missing - Jan was last seen Wednesday the 3rd of January 2001 at her home in Mill Creek. None of Jan's belongings were taken.

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Herbert J. Strehl
December 3, 2000

Herbert, age 75, was the founder and president of Tool Design & Manufacturing & Engineering at the time of his death. He was last seen during the day of December 3, 2000 by family members.

Case #00-148381
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Wallace Thorton
Date body was found: January 27, 1975

Wallace, age 25, was last seen or heard from on or around January 23, 1975. Wallace was known to have been involved in a lifestyle that brought concerns to him for his safety. Wallace’s body was found on the afternoon of January 27th by county highway workers.

Case #75-4826
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Louise Cottle Valdez
Date of Death: July 24, 1979

Louise, age 18, worked at the Taco Time restaurant at 4054 W. 5415 S. in Kearns. She left work at approximately 5:10 pm on July 24, 1979 and was gunned down in her truck. Julio “Gary” Valdez, the victim's brother-in-law was paid to murder Louise.

Case #79-60275
Case Status:Solved
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DeeDee Kaye Wach
Date of Death: December 13, 1988

DeeDee Wach, age 19, was a young mother with a small daughter living with her parents at the time of her death. She was returning home from work at approximately 10:45pm on the night of December 13, 1988.

Case #88-116969
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John William Wagner
Missing since January 1, 1991

43 YOA – Missing since 1/1/91 W/M 5’10/180# bro/blu – wears glasses Involved in a traffic accident in Colorado 8/90. Missing from his home in Sandy since 1991 which was also his last contact with family. His last known contact was in Kanab for arrest on DUI in 1993. His house was foreclosed on in 1993 after 2 months of non-payment. DNA from family is in computer base.

Case #02-8248
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Carrie Wayne
Date of Death: Approximately July 22, 1983

Carrie, a.k.a. Carrie Anne Wayne, Carrie Evans Davis, Carrie LeCannon, age 28, was last seen at about noon on July 22nd. At the time of her death Carrie was living at the Casa Blanca Motel located at 1750 W. North Temple. Carrie was known to hitchhike at times. She was also known to frequent Birmingham’s Truck Stop located at 2100 S. 900 W. around the time of her death. Her nude body was found floating in the Garfield Canal on State U-202 (approximately 8000 W. 2700 S.) on the afternoon of July 28th. Carrie died from multiple stab wounds.

Case #83-56545
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Jamie Ellen Weiss
Date of Death: August 7, 1996

In April of 2009 a jury in the Third District Court found Billy Justin Charles, 32, guilty of the first-degree murder of Jamie Ellen Weiss. Jamie, age18, was found dead in the bathtub of the couple's mobile home on Aug. 7, 1996.

Case #96-107888
Case Status:Solved
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Nancy Wilcox
Last seen October 2, 1974

She is believed to be the first Utah victim of serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy claimed to have buried her body near Capitol Reef National Par, however despite extensive efforts, Nancy's body has never been recovered.

Case #74-54455
Case Status:Open
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