Angela Cherice Gwinn Stephens

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Above Images: Stephens, circa 1993

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 1, 1993 from Beckley, West Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 27, 1970
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Stephens wears contact lenses. Her ears are double-pierced and she has a scar on her nose. She is called by her middle name, Cherice. Cherice's maiden name is Gwinn. Some agencies may hyphenate her last names, as in "Gwinn-Stephens."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gold band with a one-carat diamond.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cherice was last seen in Beckley, West Virginia on October 1, 1993. She dropped her husband, Norman Stephens, off at his place of employment in the 200 block of George Street in the Industrial Park area of Beckley during the day. She was driving a white Dodge Daytona at the time; a photo of the car is posed below this case summary. Cherice has never been heard from again.

    Cherice's West Virginia driver's license expired in 1996, three years after she vanished. Her husband refused to take a lie detector test in her case, and filed for divorce a month after she disappeared. A private investigator hired by Cherice's father believes Norman didn't work at all on the day of Cherice's disappearance; the investigator also believes the car she was driving was sold after her disappearance. Norman has not been named as a suspect in his wife's case, however, and maintains that she simply left him.

    Foul play is suspected in Cherice's disappearance; it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her case remains unsolved. In 2014, she was declared legally dead.

    Dodge Daytona
    Above: Cherice's car

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    West Virginia State Police
    Lewisburg Station
    304-647-7600

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    Source Information
    West Virginia State Police
    The Doe Network
    WOWK 13
    WVNS-TV
    Find Angela Cherice Gwinn Stephens
    True Crime Zine

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 8, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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