Randi Stacey Boothe-Wilson

Randi, circa 1994

  • Missing Since 10/28/1994
  • Missing From Manhattan, New York
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 33 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'5, 125 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A red and white sweatshirt, an NFL jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Randi has freckles on her face. Her ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Randi was last seen on October 28, 1994. She left her mother-in-law's home in Greenburgh, New York that evening, driving her blue van, en route to her sister's apartment in Flushing in the New York City borough of Queens, but never arrived there.

Randi's husband, Earle Wilson, said the next morning, Randi called him and asked him to pick up her van from an address which he thought was in the borough of Manhattan. She has not been heard from since. The van found two days after she was last seen, but there are conflicting accounts as to where; one account stated it was located a block of Randi's sister's apartment in Queens, and the other says it was found on 33rd Street in Manhattan.

Randi spent thirteen years in the Marines and, after her discharge in August 1994, separated from Earle and moved from California to New York with their three children. She took a security job in Manhattan and had been staying back and forth between her mother-in-law in Greenburgh, New York and her sister's home in Queens.

Earle and Randi argued frequently on the phone because he was often late with his child support payments. She disappeared the day Earle arrived in town for a visit. He stated that before she left that day, she tried to give him her wedding band, but he refused to take it and she left it in the ashtray of her van.

After her disappearance, Earle checked her suitcase he found three undated letters addressed to their three children, saying she loved them but wasn't going to be around anymore. A week later, Earle got a package in the mail containing Randi's debit and credit cards, her train pass and and an unsigned note saying "This is to access any money."

In January 1995, a few months after Randi went missing, her sister's apartment was burglarized. The only item stolen was the title to Randi's van. It's unclear whether the burglary had anything to do with her case, but Randi's sister was so frightened that she moved out of the apartment. Her sister stated they were very close and it would be uncharacteristic of Randi to not contact her.

Greenburgh police are investigating Randi's disappearance, which remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Greenburgh Town Police Department 914-989-1700

Source Information

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated January 8, 2019; casefile added.