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Case File: Cheryl Lynn Valenti - 2354DFWA

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Valenti circa 1997

Cheryl Lynn Valenti

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: November 23, 1997
  • Location Last Seen: Vancouver, Clark County, Washington
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: October 11, 1964
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 33 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Cheryl L. Wilson
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Pierced ears. Wears eyeglasses.
  • Dentals: Available - X-rays.
  • Fingerprints: Unknown.
  • DNA: Unknown.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown.
  • Jewelry: Unknown.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown.
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Cheryl Lynn Valenti was last seen by her live-in boyfriend, Dennis Walls. He told police Valenti left Vancouver on November 23, 1997, in his 1973 Ford 4x4 pickup truck to drive to the Tri-Cities for a child custody hearing that was scheduled for the following day on November 24th. She never arrived at the custody hearing.

    On November 26, 1997, Cheryl Valenti was reported missing to the Vancouver Police Department.

    On December 2, 1997, the truck that Valenti had reportedly been driving was found abandoned in a remote area of Skamania County on Forest Service Road 30. The road was closed due to snow at the time. Valentiís purse and identification were found within the vehicle, but there was no sign of her. There were possible indications that someone was stranded in the snow.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Vancouver Police Department (WA)
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Wally Stefan
  • Agency Phone Number: 360-696-8279

  • Agency Case Number: V97-14873
  • NCIC Case Number: M078876091
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Vancouver Police Department
  • Washington State Missing Persons
  • Seattle PI

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    Last Updated: 12/2/11 - By: DD / HC Coordinator


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