Bernadette Ruby Behmlander

Behmlander, circa 1997

  • Missing Since 10/01/1997
  • Missing From Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Asian
  • Age 50 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'0, 120 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Several gold chains. Clothing unknown, but she usually wore athletic/casual or country-western style clothing.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Behmlander's nickname is Susie and she may use the last names Bailey and/or Symons. Her ears are pierced. She has a hysterectomy scar on her abdomen, a scar on her cheek, a mole under under left eyebrow and a mole on the left side of the bridge of her nose. Behmlander is of Chinese descent. She was born in Trinidad.

Details of Disappearance

Behmlander was last seen at her home in Battle Creek, Michigan on October 1, 1997. She lived alone and wasn't working at the time of her disappearance.

She was divorced, but kept in touch with her ex-husband once a week by phone. The last time they spoke, Behmlander mentioned needing some repair work done on her home. Her ex-husband mailed her a check for $400 to pay for the repairs. When he was unable to reach her, he went to her house to check on her.

It appeared as if Behmlander had left home in a hurry. The windows were open, the check her ex-husband had sent her was sitting next to the sink, there was spoiled food in a pot on the stove and in the refrigerator, and a diamond ring she normally wore was hanging on a hook in the bathroom. Behmlander's car was in the backyard, locked. Her ex-husband thought she'd return and initially did not report her missing.

Behmlander has never been heard from again. She was declared legally dead in 2010. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Battle Creek Police Department 616-966-3353

Source Information

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 3, 2022; details of disappearance updated.