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IN DENISE PFLUM: Missing from Connersville, IN - 28 March 1986 - Age 18

Discussion in 'Missing 1980 to 1989' started by Scorpio, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

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    Details of Disappearance

    Pflum left from her family's residence in Connersville, Indiana on March 28, 1986. She planned to retrieve her purse, which she believed she left at a party the previous evening. She didn't have any identification when she left home, or the carrying case or cleaning solution for her contact lenses.

    Pflum never arrived at her destination, although a friend reportedly saw her at 2:00 p.m. at a Fashion Bug store on 30th Street. She has never been heard from again.

    The following day, a farmer from Glenwood, Indiana reported that Pflum's cream-colored 1981 Buick Regal, which was registered to her parents, had been locked and abandoned alongside Tower Road, a gravel road east of Glenwood, since between 12:30 and 1:15 p.m. the day she went missing.

    This spot was all the way across the county from where she lived, and her family can't think of a reason why she would have gone there. There were no indications of a struggle at the scene.

    Pflum was a senior at Connersville High School at the time of her disappearance; she was an athlete and a member of the National Honor Society. Her case remains unsolved.

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  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    Possible human remains found in Fayette County renews interest in missing person case

    CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - It's been 32 years since Denise Pflum disappeared...but the search for the 18-year-old high school senior continues.

    Search dogs have detected something in Forth pond on the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary property. Investigators are in the process of draining the pond located south of Connersville in Fayette County to see if they have a lead.

    "The dogs are indicating possibility. No assurance that it's her or anything is there but I feel it's our burden to follow up on it.

    " The case has haunted the community and been a great mystery of Fayette county and I think it has been the burden of our Sheriff’s Department. It's our investigation," he told WTHR. Sheriff Laughlin says it could take up to three weeks before they are able to determine if they have a new lead in this case.

    It as been a heartbreaking mystery since 1986. Whatever happened to Denise Pflum? Fayette County Sheriff Joey Laughlin was seven years old when she went missing. He has now been Sheriff for four years.

    They borrowed search dogs from Homeland Security that search several locations but they detected something on pond number four along Columbia Road near 400 South at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary.

    "We brought out two more dogs two days later and those dogs hit as well. We began efforts to drain the pond and study the contents," he explained.

    Laughlin says he remembers this case like it was yesterday. "Denise Pflum was an 18-year-old high school senior. Had went to a party Thursday night and the next day was Good Friday. Forget her purse at the party so told her family she was going back out to the property to get her purse," he remembered.

    They would never see or hear from her again.
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  3. Blue G 3

    Blue G 3 Well-Known Member

    Update on pond search from Oct.26
  4. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

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