CT - Doreen Vincent, 12, Wallingford, 5 June 1988

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  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Missing Since
    : June 5, 1988 from Wallingford, Connecticut
    Classification
    : Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth
    : September 30, 1975
    Age
    : 12 years old
    Height and Weight
    : 5'4, 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Vincent has a small mole on her abdomen. Her ears are double-pierced.


    Details of Disappearance

    Vincent was last seen leaving her family's residence during the evening hours of June 5, 1988 in Wallingford, Connecticut. She never returned home and has not been seen again. Vincent, who lived with her father and stepmother, had some money and extra clothing with her when she disappeared.

    Investigators suspect that Hadden Clark may have been involved in Vincent's disappearance. He was convicted of murdering a young woman and a six-year-old girl and claims to have killed nine other women and children along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Based on Clark's claims, police investigated him for involvement in several child disappearances and murders, Vincent's among them. He has not been charged in connection with any other cases, however, and police are unsure if he had anything to do with Vincent's case.

    Another suspect in her disappearance is a family member with a history of pedophilia. The individual has never been charged, however, and Vincent's case remains unsolved. Authorities do not believe Vincent ran away from her residence, but the circumstances of her disappearance remain unclear.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Wallingford Police Department
    203-294-2800
    Charley Project
    NCMEC
     
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    MISSING IN CONNECTICUT: Girl, 12, vanished from father’s Wallingford home in 1988

    Doreen Vincent disappeared from her father’s house in Wallingford June 15, 1988, never to be seen or heard from again.

    With no body and no evidence, police can’t say for certain who may have been responsible for the 12-year-old’s disappearance.

    On the night she disappeared, Doreen had a disagreement with her father, Mark Vincent. He told police she left through the front door of the house he had recently moved into on Whirlwind Hill Road, a rural section of Wallingford.

    His wife at the time, the late Sharon Vincent Hutchins, told police it would have been impossible for Doreen to leave through the front door because it was locked with a deadbolt that required a key.

    MUCH MUCH MORE: http://www.ctpostchronicle.com/articles/2012/01/17/news/doc4f15eb3a1c005932828885.txt
     
  4. neverletgo

    neverletgo Active Member

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    :bump: for Doreen, missing 25 years today. :(

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  5. deca

    deca New Member

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    Has that property ever been searched?
     
  6. neverletgo

    neverletgo Active Member

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    This month marks 26 years that Doreen has been missing. :( Unfortunately, I've found no recent updates on her case. She would be 39 years old this September.

    Snipped from 2012 article:

    http://www.ctpostchronicle.com/arti...4f15eb3a1c005932828885.txt?viewmode=fullstory

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/2562/0/
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    Status Missing
    First name Doreen
    Middle name Jane
    Last name Vincent
    Nickname/Alias
    NCMEC number 711414
    Date last seen June 15, 1988 00:00
    Date entered 07/19/2009
    Age last seen 12 to 12 years old
    Age now 38 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 64.0
    Weight (pounds) 110.0

    Dental Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered
    DNA Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
    Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Using NamUs LKA of 6/15/1988, Doreen has been missing 26 years today.
     
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    This case has haunted me. Based on anything I could find to read on the case, the father seems suspicious. The house they lived at is near a large wooded area reserved for hiking. I always wondered if the father accidently killed her in a fit of rage and buried her somewhere out there.
     
  9. alb1on

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    The Post/Chronicle story linked in 2 of the above posts references the court case of the father following a search executed at his home where the police found an illegally held gun. The following gives a lot more detail of that case;
    http://ct.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19930209_0042085.CT.htm/qx
    The following may be the most significant information given in the appeal hearing detailed in this link;
    * Vincent had been taking photos of Doreen in her underwear just before her disappearance.
    * To quote the court, "The defendant was uncooperative and evasive regarding Doreen's disappearance. He actually concealed her disappearance from family, friends and the girls mother".
    * The warrant was granted based on there being "a fair probability that the defendant was criminally involved with his daughter's disappearance".
    Any reasonable reading of the Appeal Court hearing (and it's references to the original trial) make it clear that the legal system believes the father was behind Doreen's disappearance and, based on the information it contains I see no reason to question that view.
     

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