CA - Wendy Byron, 24, Glendora, 26 Aug 1978

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 877DFCA

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/877dfca.html

    Wendy Susan Byron
    Missing since August 26, 1978 from Glendora, Los Angeles County, California.
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: May 7, 1954
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5" (165 cm); 145 lbs. (66 kg)
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green eyes.
    •Dentals: Not available



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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Byron was last seen August 26, 1978 in Glendora, CA. Her car was found at the Ontario, CA airport.
    Byron was married and her husband was a suspect in her disappearance. Foul play is suspected.



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

    Glendora Police Department
    818-914-8250

    Agency Case Number: 78-3033

    NCIC Number: M-534631853
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    California Department of Justice

    http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/detail.asp?FCN=2589135014934

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/byron_wendy.html

    Wendy is not listed in NamUs at this time.

    I don't see any archived articles for Wendy at this time.

    Wendy has been missing 32 years. Come home soon.
     

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  3. abugs

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  4. CALSAR

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    This from The LA TIMES

    Glendora home searched for clues in woman's 1978 disappearance

    Nearly 35 years have passed since the suspicious disappearance of Glendora resident Wendy Byron.

    The 24-year-old Byron was last seen in the San Gabriel Valley city on Aug. 26, 1978, according to the state Department of Justice. Her car was later found at Ontario airport....continue reading
     
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    Chuz Life Voluntary Investigator

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    I wonder how long flight records are kept at that airport. I wonder if we could we somehow find out what departures took place on the day(s) that Wendy went missing.
     
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  10. Lavender Moon

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    Bumping for Wendy Sue Byron.
     
  11. alb1on

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    A bit more information.

    Wendy Susan Byron was Wendy Susan Higgins before marriage which took place 15 February 1975 in Los Angeles (source: Ancestry. Confirmed by match of 'Wendy Susan and husbands second initial 'G'). I found a family tree for Wendy (which lists her as disappeared in 1978, confirming the match) at

    http://www.navarrofamilytree.com/f2.html (click on her father for more details)

    The family tree shows her with two brothers still living (one died in 1990). Her father died in 1967 but her mother lived until 2006. For some reason the family tree gives the date of disappearance as 17 August rather than 26 August. Whether this is significant I do not know. Robert Byron's second name is confirmed as Gordon. A divorce was granted (presumably at Robert's instigation) on 9 May 1980 in Los Angeles (source: Ancestry).
     
  12. Hatfield

    Hatfield Well-Known Member

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    Its interesting that Glendora is close to the Ontario Airport and Covina is also close.

    This is going to be tough to ever find her body if he killed her.

    The Angeles National Forest is very close and due north of Glendora so he could have taken her there to bury her and then a quick drive to airport to fake her leaving.

    The Covina move is probably just normal move so I don't think she is near Covina.

    The mountains to the north and North of Route 66 going to the Airport is where I would focus where she could be buried.

    LE searched the previous residence yard but its interesting they did not search it right after he moved. Something must have given them a tip to search it so many years later. Maybe they were just working cold cases.

    I am afraid she is in the mountains not far northeast of Glendora and north of Route 66.
    Because then a chip shot to the airport.

    If any of his friends or relatives at the time knew of any places he would go in those woods could maybe provide a better place to search.

    The reason the woods in the national forest is a good possible place is its a place where he would know he could dig a hole and not be spotted by anyone for hours at a time.
     
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    What happened with the digging in the yard?
     
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    Bumping for Wendy
    Remains were recently found north of Glendora near Mt. Baldy.
    Not much information as of yet, like gender or how long the remains may have been there.
    I think they were originally found in October, but they keep finding scattered parts? First link is for October discovery, second is for late December, which I think may be related to the October remains. They appear to have been found in the same place.
    http://patch.com/california/glendora/human-bones-found-forest-outside-glendora-0
    http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20170102/human-remains-found-in-forest-north-of-glendora

     
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    I'm curious if LE fingerprinted her car and also checked the positioning of the driver seat. If the husband drove the car to the airport he might have needed to adjust the seat due to height difference. Also if LE believed this was simply a woman fleeing her marriage they might have not been as thorough with the car.
     
  18. Lavender Moon

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    Bumping for Wendy Byron
     

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