Consuelo R. Vannausdle

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Above Images: Consuelo, circa 1993

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 25, 1993 from Lacey, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 12, 1962
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Consuelo has a birthmark on her left shoulder. She was born in the Philippines, but is an American citizen. Her nickname is Connie.
  • Medical Conditions: Consuelo may have been pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Consuelo was last seen in Lacey, Washington on April 25, 1993. At the time of her disappearance, she lived with her husband, Mark, and their two young children in a residence on 25th Avenue off College Street. She has never been heard from again. Consuelo kept in close contact with family members in California and the Philippines prior to her disappearance, and was a devoted mother. It is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning.

    Mark never reported his wife's disappearance to police. Consuelo's sister in California reported her as a missing person on July 2, 1993, after she was unable to get in touch with her by telephone for months and Mark sent her a letter saying she'd left and abandoned the family. When questioned, Mark claimed Consuelo had simply walked away from their home and never returned.

    Authorities believe Consuelo was the victim of a homicide. She moved from the Philippines to the United States in 1987 and lived in Spain and in the American states of Delaware and Idaho prior to moving to Washington state in 1992. Her husband is considered a serious suspect. Mark and Consuelo's relationship was troubled and Consuelo's mother witnessed at least one violent encounter between them. When investigators checked the house after Consuelo's disappearance, they discovered Mark had installed new carpeting and repainted the walls. Mark is currently incarcerated, serving a twenty-year sentence for shooting a cab driver and stealing the victim's cab. When he was arrested in that case in 2002, police found a 1993-era map of the area in the cab as well as other "suspicious" items.

    Mark wrote a seven-page letter about Consuelo's disappearance to the KIRO television station in late 2008. He denied having harmed his wife and wrote he believes she left of her own accord. He also said she suffered from depression, and speculated that she had committed suicide. Investigators can find no evidence that Consuelo was depressed or suicidal at the time of her disappearance.

    Consuelo's disappearance remains unsolved; no one has faced charges in her case. In 2008, fifteen years after she vanished, the coroner issued a death certificate for her, saying she could have died from homicidal violence. Some agencies give her date of disappearance as May 1, 1993.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lacey Police Department
    360-459-4333

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    Source Information
    Washington State Missing Persons
    KOMO TV
    KCPQ TV
    The Olympian
    The Seattle Times
    Unsolved in the News
    KIRO TV Seattle

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 25, 2008; five pictures added, details of disappearance updated.

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