Sharon Zelinski McCully

McCully, circa 1984

  • Missing Since 12/11/1984
  • Missing From Austin, Texas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 07/01/1959 (59)
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A purple long-sleeved t-shirt, dark blue slacks or jeans with a small check pattern, and red high-top sneakers with a white logo (possibly Adidas) on the side.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. McCully has a tattoo of a yellow and red butterfly on her abdomen. She wears contact lenses. Her nickname is Sarah.

Details of Disappearance

McCully was last seen on December 11, 1984 in Austin, Texas. She was driving east on Howard Lane towards Interstate 35 at the time of her disappearance. She was doing Christmas shopping that day and was last seen after she left a lunch date with her husband. She dropped him off at his job and drove away.

McCully's vehicle, a white 1965 Volkswagen Beetle with an orange hood, was discovered abandoned at an apartment complex in the 8600 block of Research Boulevard in Austin shortly she went missing. The apartment complex is five and a half miles away from where she was last seen. Fingerprints were found on the vehicle, but there was no evidence to implicate anyone in her disappearance. A witness stated McCully was seen getting out of her car with a man, but this has not been confirmed.

McCully was employed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at the time of her disappearance, and dreamed of going to medical school. Authorities believe she was taken against her will.

Investigating Agency

  • Austin Police Department 512-974-5281

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 30, 2005; details of disappearance updated.