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  1. #1
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    Nov 2008
    South Louisiana

    AZ - Vernette Wester, 39, Tempe, 21 Nov 1985

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1474DFAZ
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    Wester, circa 1985

    Vernette Lorraine Wester
    Missing since November 21, 1985 from Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: February 1, 1947
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 39 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1"; 135 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown/hazel eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Scar extending from the upper middle part of forehead to the back of her head.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Vernette was last seen in the vicinity of the 1000 block of South Parkside Drive in Tempe, AZ.
    Her white 1979 Chevrolet Chevette was later located in the vicinity of the 700 block of Howe in Tempe, AZ.
    Vernette's purse, keys, and identification were missing from the vehicle.

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

    Phoenix Police Department

    Agency Case Number: 85-142269

    NCIC Number: M-178244968
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:


    Phoenix Police Department
    additional information: Detective Andersen #7232 @ 602-262-1663

  2. #2
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    Feb 2009

    New developments

    by Natalie Rivers
    Posted on August 5, 2010 at 12:09 PM
    Updated today at 12:25 PM
    PHOENIX - The Phoenix Police Department is serving a search warrant at a Tempe home in relation to a 25-year-old missing persons investigation.

    Vernette Wester disappeared on November 22, 1985 while out running errands for the holiday. She was never heard from or seen again.

    Wester left behind siblings, friends, co-workers and five children, the youngest of which was eight-years-old at the time of the disappearance.

    The Tempe home, near West Howe Street and Judd Street, where today's search warrant is being served was the last known location where Wester was seen. Her car was also found a few blocks away and recent developments gave cause for the warrant to be issued.

    Phoenix police do believe foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

    Its probably naive to think that she is alive and walked away from 5 children, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. I hope that the family can finally get some answers and that Vernette's resting place can be near her family and friends.
    Last edited by daisy.faithfull; 08-05-2010 at 03:46 PM. Reason: add link to story

  3. #3
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    Feb 2009
    The first picture is from the last article, the second is from http://phoenix.gov/police/missing_list.html Phoenix Missing Persons.

    Then I found this http://azmediavision.blogspot.com/20...stigation.html. Most of the information is the same except it list the address of the Tempe residence that is being searched, 1024 S PARKSIDE DR. It appears that it was written by Sergeant Trent Crump of PPD and sent via his Blackberry. He also said that her would be out there for an hour or so for questions.
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    Last edited by daisy.faithfull; 08-05-2010 at 04:40 PM. Reason: Needed to add pictures

  4. #4
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods
    Info for that address:


    Can't discuss listed owner because that owner hasn't been named in MSM.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2009
    The article I originally posted has been updated:

    Wester's five children are cooperating fully with the investigation into their mother's disappearance.
    They have been estranged from their father, Wester's husband at the time of her disappearance, who police believe is a person of interest in her disappearance.
    Coincidentally, a detective on scene told 3TV the husband of Wester at the time of her disappearance is the grandfather of a young man who at the time of his arrest confessed to a string of killings in the St. Johns, Ariz. area in late 2009.
    Here is an article about the grandson mentioned:
    ST JOHNS - A man from Springville confessed to killing three people after being arrested for the murder of a St. Johns teen.
    Apache County Attorney Michael Whiting tells 3TVís Mike Watkiss that William Inmon appears to be one of the youngest serial killers in American history. He told police he killed one man because the victim shot his dog. He reportedly sai he did not want the second victim to hurt anyone so he killed him. Inmon also says he wanted to get 16-year-old Ricky Flores off of drugs but was not able to....

  6. #6
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    May 2012
    Vernette Dau Wester
    The purpose of this page is to help my sister and I learn more about our mother through memories shared by people that knew her.
    Vernette went missing 30 years ago today.

  7. #7
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    Jun 2016
    Bump. Does anyone know if the approx. ages of Vernette's 5 kids when she went missing? I wonder if any of them could have gone to high school with accused serial killer Todd Kohlhepp (He went to McClintock High in Tempe, AZ and he lived about 3 miles from the Wester home).

  8. #8
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    Mar 2017
    It was the husband the cops and her kids have even said he made incriminating statements.

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