North American Missing Persons Network
Linda Evans Lunsford

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Above Image: Lunsford, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 26, 1996 from Midlothian, Chesterfield County, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 7, 1958
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 5'1"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde/Lt. Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • AKA: Lunsford's maiden name is "Evans".

  • Details of Disappearance
    Lunsford was employed at the Wal-Mart store in the Village Marketplace on Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County, Virginia. She worked a shift during the evening hours of December 25 into the early morning hours of December 26, 1996 to prepare for the post-holiday clearance sales. Lunsford and a co-worker purchased breakfast at a nearby fast-food restaurant at approximately 8:30 AM on December 26. She may have been seen at her ex-boyfriend's home after. She was scheduled to pick up her three daughters from her mother's house afterwards. Lunsford never arrived.

    Family members found her 1994 burgundy Nissan Sentra in front of the Food Lion store in the Village Marketplace, just north of McDonald's. Police examined the car, which was locked when they found it, but found nothing suspicious.

    Lunsford's family members said that it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. She held two jobs to support her five children and other relatives. Lunsford was divorced for two years at the time of her disappearance. She did not have a boyfriend in 1996. A decade after Lunsford's disappearance in 2006 investigators undertook a dig in Amelia. It was believed Lunsford may have been buried there. However, the excavation turned up nothing.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Chesterfield County Police Department
    (804) 748-1251
    (804) 748-1277
    Chesterfield County / Colonial Heights Crime Solvers
    (804) 748-0660

    Source Information
    Chesterfield County / Colonial Heights Crime Solvers
    Chesterfield County Police Department
    Chesterfield Connections