Shantelle Hudson

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Left: Shantelle, circa 1988;
Right: Age-progression to age 41 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 14, 1988 from Dayton, Nevada
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 31, 1972
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Shantelle has a scar on her ring finger and a large birthmark at the base of her spine. She wears eyeglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Shantelle was last seen after attending school in Dayton, Nevada on November 14, 1988. Her mother reported her as a missing person shortly afterwards. She stated her daughter had made friends she didn't approve of. Shantelle has never been heard from again. Authorities reopened her case after receiving an inquiry from one of Shantelle's relatives in 1999. There has not been any activity on her Social Security number and investigators were unable to locate Shantelle through an extensive driver's license search.

    Shantelle had moved to Dayton from Bishop, California about two weeks before her disappearance. Some witnesses reported seeing Shantelle at a Dayton street dance two days after she was reported missing. It's possible she met with foul play at the dance. She may have been seeing a boy at the time of her disappearance; if she was, investigators have never identified him. Rumors that drugs were involved in her case have not been substantiated. Shantelle's father has been ruled out as a suspect in her case. Her mother now lives in Redding, California. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lyon County Sheriff's Office
    775-577-5023

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    Source Information
    Lyon County Sheriff's Office
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Doe Network
    The Reno Gazette-Journal

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 15, 2014; age-progression updated.

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