North American Missing Persons Network
Van T. Nguyen

Above Image: Nguyen , circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 18, 2002 from Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 17, 1975
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Asian
  • Gender: Female
  • AKA: "Stephanie Van Nguyen"
  • Case Number: NCMC938710

  • Details of Disappearance
    Van (AKA "Stephanie") is missing with her two children, Kristina Thay Nguyen and John Thai Nguyen. They were last seen on April 18, 2002 in Cincinnati, Ohio. They were traveling in a green 1997 Nissan Pathfinder with OH license plates ADH7739.

    According to America's Most Wanted, police "say Stephanie left a note for her husband and her parents saying that her failing marriage drove her to death. Police report that Stephanie said that she was going to drive her car into the Ohio River near the Grand Victoria Casino. On April 19, 2002, Stephanie was stopped by a Rising Sun police officer near a boat ramp to the Ohio River for failing to dim her headlights. The officer told Delhi authorities that he saw the two children asleep in the back seat of the car." This was the last known sighting of the family. Searches of the river have not been fruitful.

    Van has worked as a nail technician and casino dealer in the past.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Delhi Township Police Department
    (513) 922-0060

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    America's Most Wanted