Yvonne Katherina Belcher

Belcher vanished after walking down a dark residential street about 2:30 a.m. following an argument with Andy Owens. Theirs was a volatile marriage. Both previously had been arrested on illegal drug and alcohol charges. Also known as Yvonne Owens or Yvonne Weiss, she worked as an exotic dancer at a Jacksonville club.

Andy Owens also had been arrested in March 2000 for beating her. He waited until Christmas Eve before reporting her missing, and told police she had left him in the past only to return a couple days later.

After she was reported missing, an acquaintance told police Belcher had asked him to take her to a neighborhood near Vermont Street and wait for her while she went inside. He left after waiting a few minutes. Another acquaintance told police he saw her about daybreak walking down Vermont toward Florida 16.

That appears to be the last known time anyone saw Belcher.

Belcher is 5-foot-1, about 100 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. She has tattoo of a dagger on her right breast and a tattoo of a heart on her right ankle. When she left home, she was wearing blue jeans and a gray and black Jaguars sweater, police have said.

“Some day, somewhere, somehow, we’ll get to the bottom of it,” Musco said of the continuing effort to solve the mystery of her disappearance.



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