Merle Vanderheiden- Hawaii- 1990 Nov 17, 2015 9:23:28 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 17, 2015 9:23:28 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: Merle Vanderheiden (Wanted for kidnapping) Middle: Therese Vanderheiden (Missing, circa 1990) Right: Therse Age-progressed to 26. (circa 2010) Photo Credits: Charlie Project via NCMEC)
"In 1990, Francis Walsh had custody over his daughter, Therese, and her mother, Merle Marie Vanderheiden, was not permitted any unsupervised visits. Merle and Francis married in 1980, but divorced in 1987 after Merle claimed that Therese was being abused by Francis, although there was no evidence whatsoever to prove the abuse. Merle moved back home, where she formally lived, while Francis and Therese remained in Hawaii. On June 22, 1990, Therese went to her day care center, and was abducted by a woman wearing sunglasses and a hat while she was walking back from recess.
The woman was soon identified as Merle and an warrant was issued for her arrest. Francis soon learned that Merle was probably aided in her flight by the Children of the Underground, headed by Faye Yager, that may have also helped in the abduction of Savannah Todd. Neither Merle nor Therese have ever been located."
Thoughts? The above is the Unsolved Wikia description for Merle Vanderheiden, a fugitive wanted for kidnapping her still missing non-custodial daughter Therese. The case was aired on the March 14th, 1997 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.
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