Sylvia Ann Lee
North American Missing Persons Network
Sylvia Ann Lee

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 31, 1995 from Campbell, Santa Clara County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 26, 1978
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
  • Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo of the word "Shorty" on her left hand.
    Sylvia was known to dye her hair black and blonde.
  • Clothing: She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants.
  • AKA: Shorty
  • Case Number: 1995 5883
  • NCIC Number: M-322656843

  • Details of Disappearance
    Sylvia Ann Lee was last seen on the afternoon of Oct. 31, 1995, by her boyfriend as she boarded a transit bus blocks from the Campbell Police Department. She had planned to transfer to a light-rail train to reach her grandmother's house in San Jose.

    Wilbur Wade Atcherley leaded guilty to the murder in 2011, and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Atcherley, a recent resident of Campbell at the time, had been at the Police Department that day to complete his registration as a convicted sex offender. Atcherley had been convicted of a number of forcible sexual assaults, including kidnapping and rape. He allegedly said he met Sylvia at the Curtner light-rail station and took her by taxi to a remote location in New Almaden, where he murdered her and left her body on the bank of a creek bed.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Campbell Police Department

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    ABC News