Bernice Selby

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Above: Bernice, circa 1962


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 12, 1962 from Everett, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 8, 1935
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bernice was last seen in Everett, Washington on October 12, 1962. She has never been heard from again. Her sister reported her missing on December 18.

    Thirty-three years after her disappearance, an informant told police Bernice had been murdered by her husband, Donald Selby, and her body buried under a road in Everett. The couple had been in the process of a divorce in 1962 and Donald had long been a person of interest in his wife's disappearance. He died in 1980. Authorities dug up a twelve-foot span of the road in the 6300 block of 97th Drive northeast, but found nothing.

    Although her body hasn't been located, investigators do believe Bernice was the victim of a homicide.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Snohomish County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Washington State Missing Persons Search
    The Seattle Times


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 14, 2014; casefile added.

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