Selinda Jean Winegar
North American Missing Persons Network
Selinda Jean Winegar

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Above Images: Right; AP to age 51

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 01, 1979 from Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 24, 1962
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
  • Weight: 105 lbs (48 kg)
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Her ears are pierced. She has a scar
    in the shape of a cross on her left ankle.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans, a striped green and white shirt, and sneakers.
  • Jewelry: Rings on each finger.
  • AKA: Cindy
  • Case Number: 8827471

  • Details of Disappearance
    Selinda Winegar was last seen on March 1, 1979 at her family’s residence on Forest Street in Burlington, VT. Selinda left home to visit a friend and never returned. Prior to her disappearance she had fallen into a bad crowd and was involved with drugs. The Winegar family, particularly Selinda, were receiving threatening phone calls until they got an unlisted phone number.

    After her disappearance, the family received an anonymous phone call stating that Selinda was murdered and dumped in the Winooski River—this was never verified. There have been various sightings, to include a family member believing that she was seen standing at her father’s funeral in 1981, but none of the sightings have been confirmed.

    Selinda is the youngest of six children with the closest in age being 13 years her senior. Selinda may also go by “Cindy”.

    There have not been any recent reports or communication concerning Selinda.

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

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