Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On February 3, 1996, Jennie Wyckoff was discovered missing from High Sierra Manor, which was located at 371 S. Warren Street in Bishop, CA. Jennie had last been seen in her room at about 8:00 PM on the evening prior and was discovered missing when they went to check on her the next morning.
Jennie was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and had a history of walking away from the care facility.
Workers at the Facility immediately notified the Bishop Police Department and an expansive search was immediately conducted. Multiple resources were activated, including K-9 dogs, Inyo County Search and Rescue, members of the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department and Responders from adjoining agencies.
The search for Jennie continued for several days and every reported sighting was followed up. Hospitals and Law Enforcement Agencies throughout California and Nevada were notified and both local and national media broadcast Jennie’s picture and description to the public. Despite these efforts, Jennie was never located.
While no clear indication of foul play was ever present, the possibility was never eliminated.
In 1999, Jennie was declared legally dead by the Court, High Sierra Manor eventually closed and the civil action was settled. No further information was developed and no remains have ever been identified.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bishop Police Department
The Sierra Wave