North American Missing Persons Network
Amy Joy Wroe-Bechtel

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Above Images: Wroe-Bechtel, circa 1997

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 24, 1997 from Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 4, 1972
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 5'5"-5'6"
  • Weight: 110-115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race:White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Light complexion.
    Small scar on cheek (noticable only when she is cold).
    Wears gas permeable contact lenses
  • Clothing: Yellow tank top, blue or black shorts,
    athletic running shoes.
  • Jewelry: Double band wedding ring worn on
    left ring finger, and "Timex" watch.
  • NCIC Number: M-044462316
  • Case Number: 46860

  • Details of Disappearance
    At 9:30 a.m. on July 24, 1997, Amy Wroe Bechtel left her Lander, Wyoming apartment to run errands. Her husband, 27-year-old Steve Bechtel, went rock climbing with a friend. At 2:30 that afternoon, Amy was seen at a photo shop. This was the last confirmed sighting of Amy. It's believed she left the photo shop and drove into the Shoshone National Forest to check the course of a 10K race her gym was planning.

    When Steve returned home at 4:30 p.m., Amy was not there. By nightfall he alerted neighbors and the sheriff's department. Amy's white Toyota station wagon was found parked off a dirt road in the Shoshone Forest, her keys were in the car but her wallet was missing.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fremont County Sheriff's Office
    Sgt. Roger Rizor
    (307) 332-1000
    Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation
    (307) 777-7181

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