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Case File 1045DFFL


Andrea Nicole Boyette
Missing since December 23, 1994 from Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Boyette picked her husband of three months up from his job. They allegedly went to a few bars along Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven.
Boyette's three children claimed she never came home at the time of the incident, but her husband's version of events is different. Sources say he told deputies that he went to the bathroom at their home after the couple's night on the town, and when he came back she had simply disappeared. Her husband reported her as missing on December 24, 1994.

On February 16, 2004 Andrea's son, Dustin Cunningham, who was 9 when his mom disappeared, told investigators he saw her new husband choke his mother. Cunningham said he watched from his bedroom window as his stepfather choked his mother, then drove away with her. The next morning, Andrea Boyette was gone. He told investigators that his stepfather said his mother ran away. Later, the husband pawned his missing wife's jewelry and abandoned her children at a baby sitter's home.
On June 17 the husbands brother, confessed to having helped dump Andrea's body in an artificial lake at a Bartow phosphate mine.
On August 26, 2004, a grand jury indictment was made regarding this case. Boyette's husband was indited on the charge of homicide and a warrant was issued for his arrest on August 27, 2004.
His arrest record dates back to the early 1990s and includes misdemeanor charges of battery and domestic battery. John Boyett accepted a last-minute plea deal and was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter.
Authorities harbor little hope of finding Andrea Boyett's remains, which investigators have said was likely dumped in an artificial lake at a local phosphate mine.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Polk County Sheriff's Office


Agency Case Number: 9637069

NCIC Number: M-925548804
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Child Protection Education of America
Polk County Sheriff's Office
Polk Online
The Ledger

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