Wang, approximately 1999
Date and time person was reported missing : 08/10/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'5, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly scrubs with the Rush-Coply Medical Center label.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Wang may spell her name "Sue" or "Su." Her ears are pierced. She is a native of China.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wang was last seen leaving home for work in Darien, Illinois on August 10, 1999. She was a doctor at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. She never arrived there and has never been heard from again.
A sheriff's officer found her red 1994 Toyota Camry with the Illinois license plate number EOD671 only hours after she was reported missing. It was a gravel parking strip near the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, about five miles from her home. Wang's backpack, with her credit cards, was locked inside the car.
Less than a week later, her pageheaderr was located in the weeds at Cass Avenue off Highway 55, about a mile north of where her car was found. It was still turned on. Authorities were unable to get any clues from it, however.
Wang was born in China and moved to the United States in 1989. She left behind two young sons, and her husband, also a doctor, is disabled with Parkinson's Disease and unable to work. Her husband is considered a suspect in her disappearance; although he told police their marriAge at the time of disappearance: was a happy one, Wang's friends said the couple was going to divorce.
Her husband maintains his innocence in her case and stated he didn't think she would have abandoned the family. Her case remains unsolved.
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Darien Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. May 5, 2019; two pictures added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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