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Vanwinckle, circa 1994

Missing Since 05/21/1994

Missing From Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Classification Endangered Missing

Sex Female

Race White

Date of Birth Used 12/25/1932 (88)

Age 61 years old

Height and Weight 5'4 - 5'5, 135 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Gray hair, blue eyes. Vanwinckle has a scar on her right buttock, a scar on her lower back and a hysterectomy scar on her abdomen. Some agencies spell her last name "Vanwinkle." She may use the name Barbara V. Hensley.

Details of Disappearance
Vanwinckle was last seen in the 500 block of Ocean Breeze Drive in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on May 21, 1994. She has never been heard from again.

On May 9, her green 1993 Ford Crown Victoria with the Delaware license plate number 83783 was found unlocked and abandoned in the parking lot of Rose's Department Store at the Mid-Sussex Shopping Center on Route 113 in Millsboro, Delaware. Vanwinckle's keys were lying on the driver's side floor and her purse was on the passenger seat, covered by a sweater. Nothing was missing from the purse.

Vanwinckle's live-in boyfriend did not report her missing; the report was filed by another close friend. Investigators found this suspicious and searched their residence after her disappearance was reported. Two bedrooms inside the home had bloodstains, leading authorities to declare Vanwinckle's case a homicide.

Investigating Agency / Department

Delaware State Police 302-739-5939

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