Wendy Louise Felton

1 AP
Left: Wendy, circa 1987;
Right: Age-progression to age 38 (circa 2009)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 4, 1987 from Marion, Indiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 10, 1971
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'5, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Wendy has a small scar on her right shoulder blade. She wears hard contact lenses. Wendy's ears are pierced. She is right-handed and her hair was shoulder-length at the time of her disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gold watch, white shorts and possibly a red shirt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wendy's sister drove their parents part-way to the airport during the afternoon of June 4, 1987 near their Marion, Indiana home. They were going on a business trip. Wendy stayed at their residence while her family was away. When her sister returned home at approximately 5:00 p.m., she discovered that Wendy had disappeared. All of her belongings, including her purse and her favorite tennis shoes, where found still in her bedroom.

    Wendy was initially considered a runaway, but investigators have since changed their classification to Endangered Missing due to the circumstances involved. She is believed to have disappeared from her residence between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. on June 7.

    Donald W. Grenier was considered a possible suspect in Wendy's case at one time. He was charged with the abduction and molestation of a young girl in Indiana in 1999. Grenier's home was searched for evidence concerning Wendy's case and the 1993 disappearance of Tricia Reitler. Both young women vanished from the same vicinity and there were other similarities in their cases. The search did not produce any evidence linking Grenier to either case and he was eventually cleared of suspicion in both regards. Wendy's case remains open and unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Grant County Sheriff's Office
    765-668-8168

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    Operation Lookout
    Nation's Missing Children Organization
    APB News
    Sun Newspapers

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 30, 2009; age-progression updated.

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