Stephanie Gay Miles
Miles, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 09/16/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/23/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 118 pounds
Medical conditions : Miles may have been between three and twelve weeks pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Miles has a tattoo of a flower on her left ankle. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Miles was last seen at her home in the 600 block of 9th Street southwest in Puyallup, Washington on September 16, 1994. She has never been heard from again. In April 1995, her white 1985 Ford Escort with the Washington license plate number HWE801 was towed from the 200 block of 10th Avenue east in Seattle, Washington.
Miles frequently visited friends in Seattle and she also had relatives in Tacoma, Washington, in the area of 72nd and Portland. The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Puyallup Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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