Sandra Flynn Fisher
Fisher, approximately 1978
Date reported missing : 08/03/1978
Missing location (approx) :
Russell Springs, Kentucky
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/24/1947 (74)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A flowered top, blue jeans and sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde/brown hair, blue eyes. Fisher's nickname is Sandy. She dyed her hair blonde some time before her disappearance and it had grown out; she may have had blonde tips when she disappeared. She wears eyeglasses and her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fisher was last seen at the Russell County Fair in Russell Springs, Kentucky at 10:00 p.m. on August 3, 1978. She had left her children in the care of a friend and gone to the fair with friends. When her parents went to meet her at a pre-arranged time, she never showed up. She has never been heard from again. She left her purse, wallet identification locked in the trunk of her vehicle, which was parked near the fairgrounds.
Fisher had left for a couple of weeks at a time in 1976 and 1977, traveling with a carnival, but always returned. She had left her children in the care of a friend on the night of her disappearance. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Kentucky State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. July 16, 2020; four pictures added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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