The Doe Network:
Case File 1113DFWA


Wendy L Aughe
Missing since April 25, 1987 from Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Aughe left beauty school and left her daughter with grandmother. She did not tell friends she was leaving.

Darren D. O'Neall is a suspect in her disappearance. He worked as a bartender at La Paloma Restaurant in Bellingham, Washington. O'Neall and Aughe were last seen together leaving La Paloma on April 25 during the early morning hours. Aughe was never heard from again.

A search of Aughe's apartment revealed signs of a struggle, pools of blood, and blood soaked bed sheets and linen. The evidence found inside Wendy Aughe's apartment suggested that a sexual assault had occurred there.

After an APB was issued for O'Neall, a U.S. Customs agent soon reported having taken a photograph of O'Neall driving Aughe's car as he came back across the border into the U.S. from Canada, in the time frame when Wendy disappeared. O'Neall was the only person visible in the car in the spot check photo.

O'Neall was sentenced to 27 years and nine months in prison for the murder of a South King County woman. He was also sentenced for stealing Aughe's car.

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

Bellingham Police Department


Agency Case Number: 87B10189

NCIC Number: M-245396050
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Crime Library
Washington State Missing Persons

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