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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    IL - Paulette Webster, 19, Chester, 2 Sept 1988

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1135DFIL


    Paulette Webster
    Missing since September 2, 1988 from Chester, Randolph County, Illinois.
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: June 6, 1969
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0"; 110 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars, Tattoos: Webster had no fractures at the time of her disappearance. She has some scars on her lower stomach due to a surgery; a ovary was removed. She has a tattoo of a cross on one of her hands between her thumb and her first finger.
    Dentals: Available. Her front teeth are not straight.


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Webster was last seen on September 2, 1988 in Chester, IL. When she disappeared, she left everything behind. A closet full of clothes, a job, her purse and her driver's license.
    At the time she disappeared, police suspected Webster had run away; foul play was not suspected at the time.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Chester Police Department

    NCIC Number: M-343864359
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The Doe Network


    Paulette is *not* listed in NamUs at this time.

    No archived articles for Paulette.

    Paulette has been missing almost 22 years. Come home soon.

    No date on age progression.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Northeast Wisconsin
    Boy, there's not much information out there about Paulette.
    Praying for Jason.
    Find Beaner!
    Where is Kayla Berg?
    Justice for Stephanie Low, 9-22-14 RIP Stephanie

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods
    I know Mom who cares!

    I wish I had time to either 1. Try to get her name in Namus. 2. Contact local reporters and ask them to cover a story about her missing.

    More often than not, there is so little info to go on with missing persons and it's just so sad for the family.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Paulette is now in NamUs: NamUs - Paulette Webster
    ...Always remembering the missing...

  5. #5
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    Sep 2014
    Menard Correctional Center, known prior to 1970 as Southern Illinois Penitentiary, is located in the town of Chester in Randolph County, Illinois, 50 miles southeast of St. Louis. It is a state prison housing maximum-security and high medium-security adult males. The average daily population as of 2007 is 3,410.[1] Menard Correctional Center opened in March 1878, and is the second oldest prison in Illinois. It also stands as Illinois’s largest maximum-security prison. Menard once housed death row; however, on January 10, 2003 the Condemned Unit closed when former Governor George Ryan granted clemency to all Illinois death row inmates.[2] It is a part of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

    Menard Correctional Center's average prisoner age is 34 years old.
    Chester, Ill is also the home of Menard Prison. Maybe she was met with foul play if she ran into someone who had just been freed from prison?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    She has a cross tattoo between her thumb and rest of her fingers...and she left all her belongings behind. I don't think age progression does much help for someone who left all their personal belongings behind. She also appears to have a gap between her front teeth. This poor girl needs a bump so people can find her.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2014
    Surrey, UK
    There is quite a lot out there now connecting this disappearance to Larry Hall. For an intro to Mr Hall and his crimes a good place to start is


    The Hall connection seems to date to circa 2011 when a book on Hall by Christopher Martin was published. Unusually for such books it was well researched and made new connections. An interview with Martin which summarises the genesis of the book appears here;


    The interview contains the following paragraph;

    "In late summer of 2011, I quizzed Larry Hall about the case of Paulette Webster who disappeared from Chester, Illinois in July of 1988. I was attempting to help her parents find some peace. Larry told me that she was taken from the main east/west road through Chester. She was. He also said she was picked up near a mobile home park. She was. He then said she was taken to a remote location where she was kept and violated sexually for three hours. Hall said she was either cast into the Mississippi River or taken further west and buried. (Paulette would not be the only girl that Larry would cast into a river.)"

    The evidence linking Hall and Webster seems to be circumstantial and dependent on whether you believe the claims about the scale of Hall's killings, but it is plausible.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Today (Sept 2) is the 28th anniversary of her disappearance. May this be the year she comes home

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