FL FL - Wendy Huggy, 16, Clearwater, 7 April 1982

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Posted 3/20/2020 on the high school page. Some comments.

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Holy cow! Murders in 1982 in Pasco County..When my high school, shows up on 48 Hours...Does anyone remember Wendy Huggy missing? She was last seen at Countryside Mall in Clearwater, but was residing here. I think she was 16, which means she should have been a 9th grader at Gulf, when I was in middle school. Anyone remember this???
I asked to join the group. I'm not sure she attended at Gulf High. There has been some missing person websites that say she lived here with her grandparents previously. Then it says she moved back to Illinois and eventually came back to Holiday a few months before she went missing. That is the time frame I first met her. I'm curious if anyone remembers her if she did indeed live here before.
 

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The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

She's been ruled out as being any of these unidentified people:

UP2813 07/10/1991 Union AR
UP2703 06/15/1993 Douglas CO
UP205 02/06/1986 Hillsborough FL
UP1211 01/19/1988 Broward FL
UP1213 12/20/1987 Palm Beach FL
UP1231 03/12/1986 Escambia FL
UP1258 02/18/1984 Broward FL
UP1276 06/20/1982 Broward FL
UP1276 06/20/1982 Broward FL
UP3036 04/10/1985 St. Johns FL
UP6030 09/25/1988 Lake FL
UP2422 09/21/1987 Marion KS
UP5066 01/25/1986 Saline KS
UP71 10/09/2001 Simpson KY
UP8272 02/10/1987 Wayne MI
UP8427 07/17/1982 Washoe NV
UP15630 07/03/1984 Cuyahoga OH
UP1567 06/01/1987 Knox TN
UP6150 11/07/1998 Stafford VA
UP6303 01/26/1997 Warren VA
UP6629 02/03/1991 Frederick VA
UP6642 08/07/1986 Chesterfield VA
UP6665 05/14/2007 Petersburg VA
UP6796 11/18/1985 Alleghany VA
UP8419 01/16/2001 Isle of Wight VA
UP12683 06/06/2014 Newport News VA
UP489 06/20/1984 Spokane WA
UP9927 03/21/1984 King WA
UP9929 01/02/1986 King WA
 

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Just bumping up Wendy's case with this old article. It may have been posted previously or maybe in the prior thread.

Thirty years later, Pasco girl's disappearance still a mystery

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Few people alive today remember Wendy Huggy. Her grandparents have since died. So has her mother, who always held onto hope of finding her missing daughter.

But some still feel the void she left behind.

Cash Leverence is Huggy's half-brother. Though he never met his sister, having been born after she vanished, he witnessed the effects her disappearance had on their mother.

"She was tore up for years," said Leverence, 29. "It definitely bothered her."

As a child, Leverence remembers periodic phone calls his mother would receive from Florida sheriff's deputies or members of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

"She talked about it a little bit, but not too much that I remember," Leverence said. "Growing up with her, you could see the toll it took."

Spragg, too, remembers her sister quickly changing the subject whenever Huggy became a topic of conversation.

"We were all devastated because this is not what you expect or plan for," Spragg said.
 

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I’m not sure if anybody has posted about this but has anybody looked into her uncle who she was supposed to meet? It says that he is about five years older than her, so I did a quick search of him and found that he has a criminal record (really only theft charges though, nothing violent that I could find.) But another thing that I found strange is the fact that his current address is right across the street from where another woman (Gail Ann Russell) disappeared. It is probably just a coincidence considering the fact that Gail’s boyfriend was suspected of being involved in her disappearance and probable death, and also since she disappeared almost 27 years ago and Wendy’s uncle is currently living there. (according to FastPeopleSearch) I don’t know, this connection is likely meaningless, but I just wonder how much has been looked into regarding her uncle. Anyone know?

https://florida.arrests.org/search....rtial=True&lname=richards&startdate=&enddate=

https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com/greg-richards_id_G6174741612454649007

https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com/gail-russell_id_G8400075901335750675

Gail Ann Russell – The Charley Project
 

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I’m not sure if anybody has posted about this but has anybody looked into her uncle who she was supposed to meet? It says that he is about five years older than her, so I did a quick search of him and found that he has a criminal record (really only theft charges though, nothing violent that I could find.) But another thing that I found strange is the fact that his current address is right across the street from where another woman (Gail Ann Russell) disappeared. It is probably just a coincidence considering the fact that Gail’s boyfriend was suspected of being involved in her disappearance and probable death, and also since she disappeared almost 27 years ago and Wendy’s uncle is currently living there. (according to FastPeopleSearch) I don’t know, this connection is likely meaningless, but I just wonder how much has been looked into regarding her uncle. Anyone know?

https://florida.arrests.org/search....rtial=True&lname=richards&startdate=&enddate=

https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com/greg-richards_id_G6174741612454649007

https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com/gail-russell_id_G8400075901335750675

Gail Ann Russell – The Charley Project

On Websleuths, it is against TOS to sleuth family members unless named as a POI by law enforcement. Sometimes, finding more information about a victim's family can be very helpful. Tread carefully, though.

@Sleuthster , is this generally known?

(just don't know the details of your friend's disappearance, sorry!)

jmho ymmv lrr
 

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On Websleuths, it is against TOS to sleuth family members unless named as a POI by law enforcement. Sometimes, finding more information about a victim's family can be very helpful. Tread carefully, though.

@Sleuthster , is this generally known?

(just don't know the details of your friend's disappearance, sorry!)

jmho ymmv lrr
Wendy's Uncle died many years ago in Clearwater according to detective Lisa (can't remember last name) I spoke to years ago. Gail Russell I believe went missing from Pasco County. Wendy's Uncle was interviewed at some point before he died but I dont believe he was a POI. He claimed he did not see her that day even though he lived in the same apartment complex as Wendy's friend she was visiting.
 
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