Sarah May Estes

Above: Estes at age 18
(approximately six years before her disappearance; more recent photographs are unavailable)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 1987 from Winchester, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 14, 1962
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Estes stutters when she talks.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Estes was last seen in Winchester, Kentucky sometime during January 1987. Her husband was wanted for murder and was being sought by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Estes allegedly went with him when he fled to avoid arrest. There were rumors that Estes's husband murdered her in Florida and dismembered and burned her body, but none of the stories could be verified and her remains have never been found. Estes's disappearance remains unsolved. Her family describes her as a quiet, naive woman. She left behind a young daughter.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Louisville, Kentucky Office


    Source Information
    North American Missing Persons Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 23, 2010; casefile added.

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