Sharon Zelinski McCully

Above: McCully, circa 1984


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 11, 1984 from Austin, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 1, 1959
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 130 pounds
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    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
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Austin Police Department


    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    The Austin American-Statesman
    The Doe Network


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 30, 2005; details of disappearance updated.

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