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Case File 84DFFL


Peggy Wynell Byars-Baisden
Missing since April 2, 1965 from Highland City, Polk County, Florida.
Classification: Involuntary

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: July 1, 1941
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes
  • Marks, Scars: Previous broken finger, broken collar bones, broken back, broken right ankle and broken jaw.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Byars-Baisden left her home in Highland City, FL between 18:00 - 19:00 on April 2, 1965. She was headed to The Chatterbox Bar, which was located where the Polk County Parkway intersects with Highway 98 south near Eaton Park.

Byars-Baisden was driving a 1959 light green two-door Chevrolet coupe with Florida license plates number 5W-21118. A witness observed Byars-Baisden in The Chatterbox Bar's parking lot with an unidentified Caucasian male. Her car was apparently having mechanical problems and the man was assisting her.

Byars-Baisden's vehicle was never found. Her family reported her missing the day after she was seen.
Byars-Baisden was divorced with two children when she disappeared. She worked as a waitress while raising her children. Foul play is suspected.

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Polk County Sheriff's Office


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Agency Case Number: 1996-41205

NCIC Number: M-807362264
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Polk County Sheriff's Office
The Ledger

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