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Old 08-26-2010, 03:24 PM
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TX - Wanda Lee Ann Priddy, 20, Port Lavaca, 29 Aug 1978

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

Source Information: Texas Missing Persons' Clearinghouse



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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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Old 10-23-2013, 12:15 PM
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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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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.


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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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