VT VT - Selinda Winegar, 16, Burlington, 21 March 1979

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  1. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Selinda was reported missing from her Burlington home at 101 Forest Street on March 21, 1979. She was last seen by family members watching television. Selinda's belongings were left at the residence. She was last seen wearing a green/white striped shirt, blue jeans and low top sneakers.
     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2050dfvt.html

    Selinda Winegar
    Missing since March 21, 1979 from Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont
    Classification: Missing




    Vital Statistics
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 115-120 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
    • Marks, Scars: A cross-like scar on her left ankle.
    • Nicknames: Cindy
    • Clothing: Sneakers, jeans and striped green/white shirt.
    • Dentals: Available. Slight gap in her front teeth
    • Fingerprints: Not Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Winegar was last seen at her home in Burlington, Vermont on March 21, 1979.

    Cindy had fallen in with a rough crowd prior to her disappearance.
    The Winegars -- and Cindy especially -- had begun to get menacing, anonymous phone calls, and the family had gotten a new, unlisted phone number. After Cindy's disappearance the family got a final Cindy-related phone call from a man who did not identify himself. "If you want your daughter, she's tied up dead at the bottom of the Winooski River," he said, and he hung up. No evidence was found to indicate if foul play was involved or if she left voluntarily.
     
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    anthrobones New Member

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    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Selinda had a birthday yesterday she is 46 years-old.
    Here is a report from my local news station from yesterday.
    http://www.wcax.com/global/story.asp?s=8258650
    Please read the article, there is also a video link that you can click on.


    Respectfully,
    dark_shadows
     
  7. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    That is so sad. I hope the psychic can help because that's probably their only hope by now.
     
  8. SteveHuff

    SteveHuff The Websleuther formerly known as misterallgood

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    That last name is so rare, I've been startled every time I ever saw it. I almost married a woman named Winegar, and can't help but wonder if this missing girl was a distant relative of hers.
     
  9. forthelost

    forthelost I hear the angels call my name and I am Winterborn

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    ohwell1971 Glorious Minds Think Alike

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    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pb...7/NEWS02&theme=

    Sunday, May 7, 2006

    Woman haunted by search for sister

    Published: Sunday, May 7, 2006
    By Ed Shamy
    Free Press Staff Writer

    Pat Duguie says she suspects her baby sister is dead, but let her talk and it's clear she hasn't fully convinced herself.

    Twenty-seven years of emotion play across Duguie's face. Anger, fear, grief and tears ultimately yield to wide-eyed hope.

    Maybe Cindy Winegar is alive somewhere. And if not, which seems to be the sad truth after so many years, maybe she didn't suffer when she died. For Pat Duguie, for anybody, that's a tragically slender, bleak thread on which to hang hope.

    Cindy was by far the youngest of six children -- 13 years younger than her next oldest sister -- raised by John and Mildred Winegar, a working-class couple in a working-class neighborhood of Burlington's New North End.
     
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    http://www.wcax.com/global/story.asp?s=8258650

    Burlington, Vermont - May 1, 2008

    "And you can see down there where the house burned," says Pat Dughie.

    For Dughie-- this is a house full of bad memories.

    Her father drowned in the river outside the home 27 years ago.

    A couple of years later, her daughter was severely burned when the house went up in flames.

    And this is also the home that her 17-year-old sister Selinda vanished from 29-years ago.

    "There's always that wonder," she explains. "Is she safe? What is she doing? Does she have any kids? Is she dead? And did she suffer?"

    Alan Wineger is Selinda's brother.

    "It's very possible that she ran away. I don't know," he says.

    Selinda was last seen leaving the home on March 21, 1979 to visit a friend.
     
  14. forthelost

    forthelost I hear the angels call my name and I am Winterborn

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    JillyNJ New Member

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    Hello all. I am new to websleuths so bear with me if this seems far fetched but I believe this Jane Doe found in Nevada resembles Selinda "Cindy". Cindy's eye color is blue and the Janes Does are brown but it could be possible. They did rule out some girls, and Cindy is not listed as an exclusion. Does anyone else see it or am I crazy?

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/159
     
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    Nevermind, there is no way its her due to the dental differences.
     
  17. scriptgirl

    scriptgirl Active Member

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    VERY ODD case. What were the threatening calls about?
     
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    KateB New Member

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    I am new to this forum and I find this case particularly odd. Why do they rule out foul play? Mmmm...
     
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    Unless it's one of those 1970's "oh, she probably ran away" attitudes typical of LE at the time. Also, her Charley project entry states that she had fallen into a bad crowd, smoked marijuana- all the more reason to be labelled "run away". :(

    Here are some Jane Does:
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/131ufca.html (estimated date of death is dec 1978, but remember it's just an estimate)
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/91uftx.html (her face looks really swollen in the PM pics, esp the lips. But that doesn't mean it's not Cindy)
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/258ufnv.html
     
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    Call me crazy, but if Selinda had "fallen in with a rough crowd," wouldn't foul play seem even MORE likely?
     

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