View Full Version : CT CT - Doreen Jane Vincent, 12, Wallingford, 5 June 1988

01-21-2008, 12:17 AM
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Missing Since: June 5, 1988 from Wallingford, Connecticut
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: September 30, 1975
Age: 12 years old
Height and Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Vincent has a small mole on her abdomen. Her ears are double-pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Vincent was last seen leaving her family's residence during the evening hours of June 5, 1988 in Wallingford, Connecticut. She never returned home and has not been seen again. Vincent, who lived with her father and stepmother, had some money and extra clothing with her when she disappeared.

Investigators suspect that Hadden Clark may have been involved in Vincent's disappearance. He was convicted of murdering a young woman and a six-year-old girl and claims to have killed nine other women and children along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Based on Clark's claims, police investigated him for involvement in several child disappearances and murders, Vincent's among them. He has not been charged in connection with any other cases, however, and police are unsure if he had anything to do with Vincent's case.

Another suspect in her disappearance is a family member with a history of pedophilia. The individual has never been charged, however, and Vincent's case remains unsolved. Authorities do not believe Vincent ran away from her residence, but the circumstances of her disappearance remain unclear.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Wallingford Police Department
Charley Project (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/v/vincent_doreen.html)
NCMEC (http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=711414&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US)

01-19-2012, 05:38 PM
MISSING IN CONNECTICUT: Girl, 12, vanished from fatherís Wallingford home in 1988

Doreen Vincent disappeared from her fatherís house in Wallingford June 15, 1988, never to be seen or heard from again.

With no body and no evidence, police canít say for certain who may have been responsible for the 12-year-oldís disappearance.

On the night she disappeared, Doreen had a disagreement with her father, Mark Vincent. He told police she left through the front door of the house he had recently moved into on Whirlwind Hill Road, a rural section of Wallingford.

His wife at the time, the late Sharon Vincent Hutchins, told police it would have been impossible for Doreen to leave through the front door because it was locked with a deadbolt that required a key.

MUCH MUCH MORE: http://www.ctpostchronicle.com/articles/2012/01/17/news/doc4f15eb3a1c005932828885.txt

06-05-2013, 12:24 PM
:bump: for Doreen, missing 25 years today. :(


Doreen's father was known for his violent temper and his account of the day Doreen disappeared was inconsistent. He admitted he pushed her into a window, breaking it.

Doreen Jane Vincent (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/v/vincent_doreen.html)

06-05-2013, 04:20 PM
Has that property ever been searched?

06-07-2014, 07:04 PM
This month marks 26 years that Doreen has been missing. :( Unfortunately, I've found no recent updates on her case. She would be 39 years old this September.

Snipped from 2012 article:

Police question why Mark Vincent didnít tell his mother when he was visiting her later that week that her granddaughter was missing. He said it was because his mother wasnít a part of the childís life.

DeMaio said Leeís family hired private investigators and psychics,but couldnít find Doreen. ďThis case was investigated ad nauseam,Ē he said.

Initially handled as a runaway case, red flags started to develop, DeMaio said.



06-15-2014, 10:36 AM

Status Missing
First name Doreen
Middle name Jane
Last name Vincent
NCMEC number 711414
Date last seen June 15, 1988 00:00
Date entered 07/19/2009
Age last seen 12 to 12 years old
Age now 38 years old
Race White
Sex Female
Height (inches) 64.0
Weight (pounds) 110.0

Dental Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered
DNA Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

Using NamUs LKA of 6/15/1988, Doreen has been missing 26 years today.

09-29-2015, 11:30 PM
This case has haunted me. Based on anything I could find to read on the case, the father seems suspicious. The house they lived at is near a large wooded area reserved for hiking. I always wondered if the father accidently killed her in a fit of rage and buried her somewhere out there.

10-07-2015, 06:03 PM
The Post/Chronicle story linked in 2 of the above posts references the court case of the father following a search executed at his home where the police found an illegally held gun. The following gives a lot more detail of that case;
The following may be the most significant information given in the appeal hearing detailed in this link;
* Vincent had been taking photos of Doreen in her underwear just before her disappearance.
* To quote the court, "The defendant was uncooperative and evasive regarding Doreen's disappearance. He actually concealed her disappearance from family, friends and the girls mother".
* The warrant was granted based on there being "a fair probability that the defendant was criminally involved with his daughter's disappearance".
Any reasonable reading of the Appeal Court hearing (and it's references to the original trial) make it clear that the legal system believes the father was behind Doreen's disappearance and, based on the information it contains I see no reason to question that view.