Amy Lee Fandel
North American Missing Persons Network
Amy Lee Fandel

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Above Images: Right: aged to 40 years

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 05, 1978 from Sterling, Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska
  • Classification: Non Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: August 25, 1970
  • Age: 8
  • Height: 4'0" (122 cm)
  • Weight: 52 lbs (24 kg)
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Clothing: Amy was wearing a sweater, a red and blue vest and striped jeans.
  • Case Number: D783303

  • Details of Disappearance
    Amy, 8 at the time, and her older brother Scott, then 13, were reportedly last seen inside their family's cabin in Sterling, Alaska on the evening of September 4th, 1978. The children had spent part of the evening at Good Time Charlie's, a bar and restaurant in town, with their mother Margaret and their visiting aunt Cathy Schonfelder. Around 10:00pm, the women dropped the children back off at the cabin, returned to the bar for several hours, then went home to bed in the two-room cabin between 2:00 and 3:00am. Margaret and her sister Cathy had reportedly come home from the bar to find a pot of boiling water on the stove with a package of macaroni nearby.

    When their mother Margaret awoke in the morning to find the children gone, she assumed they had already left for school. That afternoon, Amy and Scott did not return home and when their friends came looking for them, Margaret phoned the police to report her children missing. They have not been seen since.

    No persons of interests or official suspects have ever been named.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Alaska State Troopers

    Source Information
    NBC News