Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Bernadette Behmlander

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I am profiling one Asian or Pacific Islander MP for every day of the month of May. Today’s case is Bernadette Ruby Behmlander, a 50-year-old woman who disappeared from Battle Creek, Michigan on October 1, 1997.

Bernadette is of Chinese descent, but she was born in Trinidad. (There are about 4,000 people of Chinese descent in Trinidad and Tobago.) Her nickname is Susie.

Her case, unfortunately, is one of the “few details” ones, and I can’t find squat about it. The only thing that turned up is this notice, posted in the March 17, 2006 edition of the Battle Creek Enquirer:


Why they awaited eight and a half years to appoint a conservator is not clear to me.