Charlene Marie Villinger
Villinger, approximately 1989
Date and time person was reported missing : 09/04/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/17/1958 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 156 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, white pants with blue and red dots, a gold necklace and a gold and diamond cluster wedding ring.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Villinger has a tattoo of a pink panther on her left shoulder blade. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Villinger was last seen in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 4, 1989. After 10:00 p.m., her husband returned to their home in the 900 block of Penhook Court and discovered she was missing.
There were no indications of a struggle, Villinger's car was parked in the driveway, and none of her personal belongings had disappeared. A large quilt with the imAge at the time of disappearance: of an olive branch and an eagle with its wings spread was missing, however.
Villinger has never been heard from again. She was a student at Tidewater Community College at the time of her disappearance. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Virginia Beach Police Department
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
September 2021 updates and sources
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