Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Shirley Pullen, a 70-year-old Niles Township woman was last seen on New Year's Eve 1986. Pullen lived in a trailer park off south 13th Street and Bell Road in Niles Township, called the Windward Village Mobile Home Park. She owned two trailers there, one at lot 152. The other at lot 129. On the 16th, the office manager reported her missing, saying she hadn't paid rent, and no one had seen her since New Year's Eve. The initial police report said her cigarette had been allowed to burn out in the tray, food had spoiled and her luggage was still in the shed.
Police discovered the couple renting her trailer at 129 had been using a credit card in Pullen's name after she disappeared. They had spent over $1,000 on a washer and dryer, a microwave, a vacuum and a coat. Years later, a woman who lived in the trailer park told police she recognized the man from that trailer as one of the people she saw arguing with Pullen the night she disappeared. Police believe there were at least 4 men at Pullen's home that night. There has been no sign of Pullen since. Her Social Security checks have gone uncashed, and her bank account untouched.
Pullen had no children. All of her siblings have passed away, and her husband died before her disappearance.
Police are convinced she was murdered, but her body has never been found. They believe there was more than one person involved in Pullen's disappearance and death.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Michigan State Police