Angela Cherice Gwinn Stephens
Angela, approximately 1993; Angela's car
Date reported missing : 10/01/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Beckley, West Virginia
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 06/27/1970 (51)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1, 105 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gold band with a one-carat diamond.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Stephens wears contact lenses. Her ears are double-pierced and she has a scar on her nose. She is called by her middle name, Cherice. Cherice's maiden name is Gwinn. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies may hyphenate her last names, as in "Gwinn-Stephens."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cherice was last seen in Beckley, West Virginia on October 1, 1993. She dropped her husband, Norman Stephens, off at his place of employment in the 200 block of George Street in the Industrial Park area of Beckley during the day. She was driving a white Dodge Daytona at the time; a photo of the car is posted with this case summary. Cherice has never been heard from again.
Cherice's West Virginia driver's license expired in 1996, three years after she vanished. Her husband refused to take a lie detector test in her case, and filed for divorce a month after she disappeared.
A private investigator hired by Cherice's father believes Norman didn't work at all on the day of Cherice's disappearance; the investigator also believes the car she was driving was sold after her disappearance. Norman has not been named as a suspect in his wife's case, however, and maintains that she simply left him.
Foul play is suspected in Cherice's disappearance; it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her case remains unsolved. In 2014, she was declared legally dead.
Other information and links : ncy
West Virginia State Police
Interactive Missing Person Search Map