Make-a-List Monday: Gas station and convenience store employees

MPs who disappeared while working at a gas station or convenience store. I only count the person if they actually disappeared during their shift, not if they disappeared somewhere else and just happened to have a gas station/convenience store job.

  1. Heidi Marie Allen
  2. Nancy Perry Baird
  3. Lynn Burdick
  4. Kelly Bergh Dove
  5. Jessica Lynn Heeringa
  6. Cheryl Ann Kenney
  7. Andy Joe Lepley
  8. Deborah Deann Poe
  9. Madeline Teresa Ponds
  10. Rebecca Kathleen Reid

14 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Gas station and convenience store employees

  1. M86 March 2, 2015 / 2:06 am

    I think Rosemary Diaz from Texas would be another to the list. Her case is the one where she disappeared from the convenience store in an unincorporated community and when police arrived, they found a Polaroid portrait of her on the counter.

    • Justin March 2, 2015 / 3:15 am

      Reglar. Sorry.

  2. allykatt50 March 2, 2015 / 3:50 am

    I often wonder about Rebecca Reid since she disappeared from the state I live in. I have a google alert set up for her in her body should ever be found or there is any news. Her case is–I think- totally cold.

  3. Laura March 2, 2015 / 9:45 am

    Could I suggest Cheryl Anne Scherer who disappeared from a gas station in Missouri in 1979? She was at work when she vanished.

  4. Maria March 2, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Thanks for using the idea I posted! Some of these cases has stood out in my mind and it’s interesting to compare similarities/dissimilarities.

  5. Sarah March 3, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    I had met Cheryl Kenney a time or two before she disappeared. Her husband was an acquaintance of my dad’s (I was just a kid). They came to our home once. Her story is so sad – she had young kids about my age. I think of them and her often 😦 praying they have closure someday – and Angela Hammond’s loved ones – she dissapeared around the same time. 😦

  6. Melinda March 5, 2015 / 8:50 am

    I agree, these disappearances are creepy and bizarre…very disturbing.
    I know that people can disappear or be abducted from pretty much anywhere but something about the gas station scenario creeps me out.

    I believe in the case of Jessica Heeringa, some of her blood was found at the scene after she vanished, which makes it all the more terrifying.
    The timing of this post is a weird coincidence too because lately I’ve been watching John Carpenter’s “Body Bags” (1993) and there is a part where a gas station employee is working the late shift alone at night while a killer lurks.

    I really hope these cases will be resolved for the sake of their loved ones.

  7. Peter Henderson Jr. March 7, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Its interesting to note that up to last month Nancy Baird was the only potential Bundy victim kept as a active case throughout the years. In large part because Bundy never confessed to her murder

    It was only in February of 2015 that other missing Bundy victims ( Nancy Wilcox, Debra Kent, Susan Curtis, ) were added to NamUs. Their DNA profile currently says: Sample submitted – Test not complete.

    If interested my take on Nancy, and why I feel she could be a Bundy victim

    • Melinda March 7, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Peter…what do you think about Ann Marie Burr being a possible Bundy victim?
      He never admitted to that disappearance.

      • Peter Henderson Jr. March 8, 2015 / 9:12 am

        Hi Melinda,

        Its informative to note that many of Bundy’s teen/tween victims were called runaways when they disappeared.

        In time some in law enforcement suspected foul play with some of the teen girls/young women. But other out of state victims were only identified as such after Bundy confessed. As you pointed out Bundy never confessed to taking Ann Burr, but he has also stated that some crimes were too close to home to speak about, so its possible.

        I found some Google news achieves for Lynette Culver, 12, who vanished from Pocatello, Idaho on May 5, 1975. It seems clear that before Bundy confessed prejudice and tunnel vision played a large part in the search Lynette.

        Its interesting that they wanted to blame someone from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. I suspect that long held prejudice towards Native American’s derailed the investigation for the start. By the early ’80’s the Idaho Attorney General’s office knew they should be questioning Bundy but by then he was not talking.

        Only when he ran out of appeals would he start talking about some of his victims in what became known as Ted Bundy’s, “Bones for time strategy.”

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