Wanda Lee Ann Priddy
Priddy, approximately 1978; Age when reported missing: 44 (approximately 2002)
Date reported missing : 08/29/1978
Missing location (approx) :
Port Lavaca, Texas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/21/1958 (63)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A multicolored halter top, blue jeans and brown shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Priddy has scars on her chin, above one of her eyes and on the top of her head. Her upper front teeth turn in towards each other. Priddy's nickname is Wendy. She may use the last names Lundin and/or Miller.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Priddy was last seen by her husband at their apartment in the 200 block of south Nueces Street in Port Lavaca, Texas on August 29, 1978. Her husband came home from his night job at 6:30 a.m. and found their residence deserted and the door open. Priddy's keys and purse were left in her apartment and her car was parked inside. Of her clothing, only a pair of jeans and two t-shirts were missing.
One of the last people known to have seen Priddy was a coworker of her husband's who had picked him up for work the evening before her disappearance. He said Priddy was acting normally at the time and seemed to be happy. Later that day, she reportedly spoke to two people at her apartment. She has never been heard from again.
There is some speculation that Priddy's disappearance is connected to the disappearance of Kathryn Collins, who went Missing location (approx) : Port Lavaca in 1981 and was never found. Police questioned a man who knew both women, but there was no evidence to link him to either case, and he died in 1991.
Priddy married and moved to Port Lavaca shortly after her graduation from from Harlingen High School. She faithfully called her mother in Harlingen once a week after her marriAge at the time of disappearance: . Her case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.
Other information and links : ncy
Port Lavaca Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
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October 12, 2004. February 9, 2019; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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