TX TX - Wanda Priddy, 20, Port Lavaca, 29 Aug 1978

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  1. Earthbound Misfit I

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    Wanda Lee Ann PRIDDY
    RULED OUT BY DENTALS

    Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse Online Bulletin

    Missing Person Details

    Date Picture Updated: 10/11/2001
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    Date Picture Updated: 1/15/2002

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    Name: Wanda Lee Ann Priddy
    AKA: Wanda Lee Ann Miller, Wanda Lee Ann Lundin
    Case Number: M8604005
    Case Type: Endangered
    Last Seen in: Port Lavaca (Calhoun County)
    Last Seen on: 8/29/1978
    Height: 5' 4 "
    Weight: 110 lbs.
    Age Missing: 20
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Date of Birth: 1/21/1958
    Race: White
    Sex: Female
    State Missing From: Texas
    Country Missing From: USA
    Circumstances: Unknown
    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch/mp...0:47:25AM'
     
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  3. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 115DFTX

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/115dftx.html

    Wanda Lee Ann Priddy
    Missing since August 29, 1978 from Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics
    &#8226;Date Of Birth: January 21, 1958
    &#8226;Age at Time of Disappearance: 20 years old
    &#8226;Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 90 pounds
    &#8226;Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    &#8226;Marks, Scars: She has scars on the chin, above one eye, and on top of the head.
    &#8226;Clothing: She was last seen wearing a multicolored halter top, blue jeans, and brown shoes.
    &#8226;AKA: Wanda Lee Ann Lundin, Wanda Lee Ann Miller
    &#8226;Dentals: Two front teeth turn in toward each other.
    &#8226;DNA: Available in CODIS


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    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.



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    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Priddy's whereabouts, please contact:
    Port Lavaca Police Department
    361-552-3788
    Or
    Texas Missing Persons' Clearinghouse
    800-346-3243
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    NCIC Number:
    M-483114238
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information: Texas Missing Persons' Clearinghouse

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch/mpdetails.asp?id='M10/11/200110:47:25AM'

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/priddy_wanda.html

    Ruled out as Princess Blue:
    Ruled Out Wanda Lee Ann Priddy - Missiing Since: 8/29/1978 from Port Lavaca, TX - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


    Wanda is not listed in NamUs at this time.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...pg=5822,1696839&dq=wanda-lee-ann-priddy&hl=en
    The Victoria Advocate - Aug 8, 2001
    Detective reopens cases of missing women

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...pg=5396,3098165&dq=wanda-priddy+missing&hl=en
    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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  4. Jubble

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    Another article in the Victoria Advocate from Sept. 6, 1978 with more info.
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...AIBAJ&dq=wanda lee ann priddy&pg=2696,6226996

    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.
     
  5. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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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.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...EAAAAIBAJ&dq=wanda lee priddy&pg=5822,1696839

    Continues here:
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...EAAAAIBAJ&dq=wanda lee priddy&pg=3017,1743163

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  6. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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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  8. Justice1978

    Justice1978 New Member

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    Wanda is actually my cousin. While I'm too young to have known her, my dad was very close to her. I recently visited my great aunt and uncle (her parents) in Harlingen and since I've been working to find out as much as I can about her and her case. I haven't talked to my great aunt about it because she has been let down so many times by investigations that have led nowhere. I cannot believe that it's gone unsolved for so long. Thank you all for trying to keep her case alive and sharing what you can. I hope we can find peace for them before they pass away as they are in their late 70's-mid 80's now.
     
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    The Whistler New Member

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    what do you think happened to her?
     
  10. Justice1978

    Justice1978 New Member

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    I'm not sure. I just started looking into it. It is speculated that her husband had something to do with it but that has never been proven.
     
  11. gonetotherapy

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    Knew Wanda personally. I question a lot of inconsistencies. Spoke with law enforcement. I believe they are limited by lack of evidence to follow through....breaks my heart.
     
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    theshadow45 Active Member

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    Welcome to Websleuths, Gonetotherapy :welcome: ! We're sorry for your loss. What do you think happened to Wanda?
     
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    Justice1978 As I said I knew her at the time all of this went down. we had been at a beach party together before this happened. And you are right there are certain "rumors" and issues that are active but with no body difficult to prove. Very frustrating. I too question inconsistencies and wonder if police did or did not follow up with them. I know certain people were never questioned or maybe wrong people questioned to give wrong answers? Not sure. IMHO the police dropped the ball in this case big time, covered for screw ups, and time has passed. There were interesting things going on within dept at time. Justice1978 would love to talk privately.
     
  14. bootman

    bootman New Member

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    This colorful photo of her - anyone know when was it taken, how much time before disappearing ?
     
  15. Justice1978

    Justice1978 New Member

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    What photo are you referring to?
     
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    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find out any significant information before her father passed away; he died in January.
     
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    I might be very wrong , but found one thing that makes me sleepless; Here i found article about serial killer who was active till 1985. There were pictures of women found in his wallet and one of them - in my opinion - looks like Wanda; In the picture of that woman I've noticed some mark above the eye (might be just some picture' disturbance) - it's important because it was said Wanda has a scar above one eye; Please take a look and judge if that can be a match;

    (Was asking about how old is she on colourful picture, because I was wondering how much she could have change since - puberty changes, time etc)
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