Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Wallace Guidroz, then 2, disappeared Jan. 10, 1983, in Tacoma. The boy was fishing at Point Defiance Park with his father, Steven Guidroz. At the time of Wallace's disappearance Stanley Guidroz claimed that his son had been abducted by an unknown white male and female that he met at the park. An extensive search and investigation followed, but the case remained unsolved. A review of the original investigation revealed that Stanley Guidroz was never eliminated as a possible suspect in the case. After providing several more versions of his original story, Guidroz admitted to killing Wallace, the prosecutor’s office said. Guidroz said that after they went fishing, he took Wallace home to feed him. Wallace was fussing in his high chair, and Guidroz “just lost it.” He backhanded Wallace, which caused him to fall to the floor and hit his head. Since Wallace wasn’t moving, Guidroz said he “knew he was dead.” Guidroz drove Wallace to the Tacoma waterfront and buried him in a shallow grave before calling police to report Wallace missing.
In March 2011, Stanley was arrested in Louisiana for the murder of his current wife.
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Tacoma Police Department