Wendy Eaton

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Left: Wendy, circa 1975;
Right: Age-progression to age 54 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 17, 1975 from Media, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: May 26, 1959
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'10, 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Wendy occasionally wears gold-rimmed eyeglasses. Her ears are pierced. She may or may not have worn orthodontic braces at time of her 1975 disappearance. Her nickname is Whizzie.
  • Medical Conditions: Wendy is deaf in her right ear.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wendy's family left their residence to play golf at a local country club on May 17, 1975. She stayed behind at their house on Moccasin Trail in Media, Pennsylvania and was sunbathing at the time. Wendy spoke to a friend later in the afternoon and said she planned to walk to a store to purchase a gift for her brother. Wendy was last seen walking three blocks from her family's residence at approximately 3:05 p.m. at the intersection of Indian Lane and Media Station Road. She was headed towards downtown Media at the time she vanished. Wendy has never been seen again. Bloodhounds were able to track her scent to the intersection where she disappeared, but there was no trace of her elsewhere.

    Wendy's family told authorities that she was very interested in religion and planned to attend a singing group rehearsal at their church on the night she vanished. Her relatives stated that Wendy would not have missed the rehearsal. Her family considered the possibility that she may have joined a religious cult-type of organization, but no evidence has been located to suggest that was the cause of Wendy's disappearance. She was a tenth-grader at Penncrest High School at the time of her disappearance and was a good student. She enjoyed scouting, camping and church activities and was considered musically talented; she played the piano and the guitar. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    215-459-4150

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    The Delaware County Daily Times

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 10, 2016; distinguishing characteristics, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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