In honor of Native American Heritage Month I’m featuring a Native American missing person for every day in the month of November. Today’s missing person is Shantelle Hudson, a 16-year-old girl who disappeared from Dayton, Nevada on November 14, 1988. I do not know Shantelle’s tribal info.
Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the police did any real investigation in 1988, as Shantelle was a teenager and going through a rebellious stage, seeing friends her mom didn’t like, etc. The cops probably wrote her off as a runaway. Per her Charley Project casefile:
Authorities reopened her case after receiving an inquiry from one of her relatives in 1999. There has not been any activity on her Social Security number and investigators were unable to locate Shantelle through an extensive driver’s license search.
Shantelle would be 46 now if still alive, but all this radio silence indicates she may be deceased.
It was nice of authorities not to investigate her disappearance. Her moving from California to Nevada, kind of makes me wonder a bit. I would assume that would move prior to the start of school. Instead she moves after school normally has started. Also, I assume her parents were separated or divorced.