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Case File 2050DFVT

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Selinda Jean Winegar
Missing since March 21, 1979 from Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: April 24, 1962
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 115-120 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes; single piercing in each ear.
  • Marks, Scars: A cross shaped scar on left ankle.
  • Clothing: Low top sneakers, jeans and striped green/white shirt. Rings on each finger.
  • Nicknames: Cindy
  • Dentals: Available. Slight gap in her front teeth.
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Winegar was last seen at her home in Burlington, Vermont on March 21, 1979.
Cindy had fallen in with a rough crowd prior to her disappearance.
The Winegars -- and Cindy especially -- had begun to get menacing, anonymous phone calls, and the family had gotten a new, unlisted phone number. After Cindy's disappearance the family got a final Cindy-related phone call from a man who did not identify himself. "If you want your daughter, she's tied up dead at the bottom of the Winooski River," he said, and he hung up. No evidence was found to indicate if foul play was involved or if she left voluntarily.

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

Burlington Police Department
Detective Ray Nails or Lieutenant Rich Long

Agency Case Number: 8827471/NamUs MP# 4620

NCMEC Number: NCMC1149880

Source Information:
Vermont State Police
The Family of Selinda Winegar

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