Verla Helen Winter

Above: Winter, circa 1968


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 13, 1968 from Kent, Washington
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 6, 1939
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'5, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Winter has a one-inch scar on her right elbow.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Winter was last seen at her home in Kent, Washington on October 13, 1968. Her husband said they had been separated and he returned to the family home the previous night. He and Winter argued because she didn't want him to stay. He went to bed, and when he woke up the next morning, Winter was gone, and so were her belongings and $400 in cash.

    Winter's family said she maintained regular contact with them by phone calls and mail prior to her disappearance, but they haven't heard from her since then. She left behind two children, who were raised by Winter's parents in Minnesota. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    King County Sheriff's Office
    Washington State Missing Persons Search
    The Ellensburg Daily Record


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 25, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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