Denise Diane Pflum

Pflum, circa 1986

  • Missing Since 03/28/1986
  • Missing From Connersville, Indiana
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 01/14/1968 (52)
  • Age 18 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 135 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A size medium red Motley Crue t-shirt, size 11 blue striped jeans, old size 9 white sneakers, size 7 hip-hugger panties, a size 34B beige or white bra, a gold ring with a garnet, and a silver class ring with a red setting.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Pflum's ears are pierced. She wears contact lenses.

Details of Disappearance

Pflum left from her family's residence in Connersville, Indiana on March 28, 1986. She planned to retrieve her purse, which she believed she left at a party the previous evening. She didn't have any identification when she left home, or the carrying case or cleaning solution for her contact lenses.

Pflum never arrived at her destination, although a friend reportedly saw her at 2:00 p.m. at a Fashion Bug store on 30th Street. She has never been heard from again.

The following day, a farmer from Glenwood, Indiana reported that Pflum's cream-colored 1981 Buick Regal, which was registered to her parents, had been locked and abandoned alongside Tower Road, a gravel road east of Glenwood, since between 12:30 and 1:15 p.m. the day she went missing.

This spot was all the way across the county from where she lived, and her family can't think of a reason why she would have gone there. There were no indications of a struggle at the scene.

Pflum was a senior at Connersville High School at the time of her disappearance; she was an athlete and a member of the National Honor Society. Her case remains unsolved.

Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated January 18, 2019; six pictures added.