Details of Disappearance Wanda was last seen in Mount Ida, Arkansas on April 28, 2018. She has never been heard from again. She had recently moved to the area with her husband, Joe Gill, and they were living at a campground. He said they had a fight and she left with $9,000 that belonged to him. She never picked up her last paycheck and has never been heard from again.
Authorities learned the tags on Wanda's white 2011 Toyota RAV4 were renewed on July 6, two and a half months after her disappearance, the same date she was reported missing. On July 12, her vehicle was sighted at a farm in Arkansas City, Arkansas, nearly 200 miles away from Mount Ida. It was gone by the time police arrived there, however. A photo of a similar car is posted with this case summary.
On July 13, the police tracked Wanda's car, her husband and their adult son to a motel in Lake Village, Arkansas. When the sheriff went to the motel room, Wanda's son opened the door, and as soon as the sheriff asked where Joe was, Joe shot himself in bathroom.
He was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Police seized Wanda's car and questioned her son, but were unable to learn anything more about her disappearance.
Investigators believe foul play was involved in Wanda's disappearance and they think Joe knew what happened to her, but since his suicide the investigation has stalled. Her case remains
- Montgomery County Sheriff's Department
Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 9, 2019; casefile added.