Heide Dawn Wilbur
Heide, approximately 1991; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 43 (approximately 2017)
Date reported missing : 02/09/1991
Missing location (approx) :
Middletown Springs, Vermont
Missing classification : Endangered Runaway
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/13/1974 (46)
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'4, 100 - 115 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Heide has a one-inch scar on her forehead, a scar on her left hand, a scar on her left wrist, a scar on her right leg and a dimple on her left cheek. She has a tattoo of a tiger on the back of her left shoulder and a tattoo of a rose on her ankle.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Heide was last seen in Middletown Springs, Vermont on February 9, 1991. She was in the custody of the Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services at the time and was living in a foster home in Rutland City, Vermont.
Heide got a weekend pass to visit her biological family in Middletown Springs, and was last seen at a relative's home. Authorities believe that she left of her own accord and hitchhiked out of the area.
Heide's family thinks she traveled to Florida after her disappearance and may still live there. A relative might have seen her while vacationing at Walt Disney World in Big Lake, Florida, and there are other reports of her living in that state. She may have been arrested in Florida in the spring of 2012, but this hasn't been confirmed. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Vermont State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Vermont Department of Public Safety
The Burlington Free Press
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Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. October 16, 2018; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.