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  1. #1
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    TX - Wanda Lee Ann Priddy, 20, Port Lavaca, 29 Aug 1978

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 115DFTX

    Wanda Lee Ann Priddy
    Missing since August 29, 1978 from Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: January 21, 1958
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 20 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 90 pounds
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    •Marks, Scars: She has scars on the chin, above one eye, and on top of the head.
    •Clothing: She was last seen wearing a multicolored halter top, blue jeans, and brown shoes.
    •AKA: Wanda Lee Ann Lundin, Wanda Lee Ann Miller
    •Dentals: Two front teeth turn in toward each other.
    •DNA: Available in CODIS


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Priddy was reportedly last seen by her husband at their residence in Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, TX on August 29, 1978. Her personal belongings, including her purse and car keys, were still at the residence. Circumstances of this case indicate that foul play is possible.


    If you have any information concerning Priddy's whereabouts, please contact:
    Port Lavaca Police Department
    Texas Missing Persons' Clearinghouse
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    NCIC Number:
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information: Texas Missing Persons' Clearinghouse'

    Ruled out as Princess Blue:
    Ruled Out Wanda Lee Ann Priddy - Missiing Since: 8/29/1978 from Port Lavaca, TX - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Wanda is not listed in NamUs at this time.
    The Victoria Advocate - Aug 8, 2001
    Detective reopens cases of missing women
    Article on two pages, you will have to navigate the scanned newspaper to read all.
    Wanda is mentioned later in the article.
    The Victoria Advocate - Dec 20, 1984
    (Henry Lee Lucas questioned about various missing persons).

    Wanda has been missing 32 years. Come home soon.

    Left: Age progression to 44 years.
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  3. #2
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    Boise, ID
    Another article in the Victoria Advocate from Sept. 6, 1978 with more info.

    Her husband worked at a chemical firm in Palacios and said she was missing when he returned home. The house was open but not ransacked.

    Her car was in front of the house and the car keys were in the house. Purse was on the kitchen table.

    Nothing missing except a pair of blue jeans and two T-shirts. One with the slogan "Pleasure Seeker" and the other had "Where the Hell is Milwaukee" printed on it.

    I also found marriage info on Ancestry that is somewhat interesting. Wanda and her husband were married 15 Jan 1977 and divorced 5 Dec 1978, less than 4 months after she disappeared.
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  5. #3
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    Who Dat Nation
    This article is from 2001 when Priddy was considered as a match for a Jane Doe found in Lyon County, Iowa. Includes an interview with her mother. Kathryn Collins is also mentioned. She went missing from Port Lavaca two years after Wanda.

    Continues here:

    Related threads:

    TX TX - Kathryn Elizabeth Collins, 23, Lolita-Port Lavaca, 1 April 1981 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

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  6. #4
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    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California
    I had been looking for additional photos of Wanda for quite some time, but I didn't know her maiden name or her high school, so I couldn't find any yearbook photos of her. But from the above article, I noticed that her mother's surname was Miller, and she was from Harlingen Texas (not Port Lavaca). From that, I found that Wanda Priddy was Wanda Miller, and she attended Harlingen HS.

    Here's Wanda (Miller) Priddy's 11th grade portrait from the 1975 Harlingen (TX) High School Yearbook.

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  9. #6
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    May 2015
    Wanda is actually my cousin. While I'm too young to have known her, my dad was very close to her. I recently visited my great aunt and uncle (her parents) in Harlingen and since I've been working to find out as much as I can about her and her case. I haven't talked to my great aunt about it because she has been let down so many times by investigations that have led nowhere. I cannot believe that it's gone unsolved for so long. Thank you all for trying to keep her case alive and sharing what you can. I hope we can find peace for them before they pass away as they are in their late 70's-mid 80's now.

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