Wanda Faye Walker
Wanda, approximately 2016; Wanda's Nissan Maxima
Date reported missing : 10/05/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 06/24/1956 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 60 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Wanda's natural hair color is brown, but she had been coloring it blonde for several years prior to her disappearance. She styled it in a short afro. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wanda was last seen in Nashville, Tennessee on October 5, 2016. She lived with a cousin in the 1400 block of 11th Avenue south. She was supposed to report to work that day at the Dollar Tree on Franklin Pike, but had car trouble. Her boyfriend came to assist her and met her on the roadside. He put some oil in the car, which had overheated, and helped her get it started again. Wanda never arrived at work and has never been heard from again.
On October 13, Wanda's Nissan Maxima was found locked and abandoned in an alley outside a residence in the 1000 block of Wade Avenue. A photo of it is posted with this case summary. Neighbors stated it had been there for about a week. There was no sign of Wanda at the scene, and the neighbors said they hadn't seen her, but her purse was inside the car.
Police noted there was a significant amount of blood in the backseat of the Nissan, and they later determined the blood was Wanda's. There was enough blood to lead them to think she had probably been killed.
Curiously, Wanda's daughter, Laresha "Deana" Walker, disappeared from Nashville in 1999, at the Age at the time of disappearance: of 23. She has never been found and is presumed to have been abducted. Investigators haven't found any indication that the two cases are related. Both remain unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Interactive Missing Person Search Map