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NV SANDRA BUTLER: Missing from Sparks, NV - 26 June 1978 - Age 16

Discussion in 'Missing 1900 to 1979' started by Akoya, May 30, 2017.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/5901/85/

    NamUs MP # 5901
    Sandra Butler
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    Washoe County, Nevada
    16 year old white female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 5901

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Sandra
    Middle name Kaye
    Last name Butler
    Nickname/Alias
    NCMEC number 765685
    Date last seen June 26, 1978 19:00
    Date entered 04/15/2010
    Age last seen 16 to 16 years old
    Age now 55 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 60.0
    Weight (pounds) 110.0

    Circumstances
    City Sparks
    State Nevada
    Zip code
    County Washoe
    Circumstances
    On June 26, 1978 Sandra was last seen walking to a store across the street from her home. She has not been seen or heard from since. Her nickname is Sandy.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown

    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown

    Distinctive features as described below

    Toes next to big toes much longer than big toes
    Scars and marks
    Freckles

    Clothing and accessories are unknown

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Sergeant
    First name John
    Last name Franz
    Phone 775-353-2231
    Website
    Case number 78-5476
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Sparks Police Department
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City Sparks
    State Nevada
    Zip code 89434
     
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    http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/...-missing-Sparks-girl-continues-381724081.html

    38 years later, search for missing Sparks girl continues

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    By Ed Pearce |
    Posted: Thu 6:18 PM, Jun 02, 2016 |
    Updated: Fri 2:01 PM, Jun 03, 2016

    SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) In 1978, 16-year-old Sandra Kay Butler was living with her mother in an apartment at Fourth and Greenbrae in Sparks. She'd moved here from California and was attending Reed High School.

    June 23, her mother left for work. She got a call later that day from Sandra asking permission to ride her bike to the Reno Rodeo. Her mother said yes and never saw Sandra again.

    Sandra was listed as a missing person, possibly a runaway, though those who knew her would dispute that possibility.

    Over the years, the case was handed through a succession of officers, typically those new to the detectives division at the Sparks Police Department.

    In 2007 it was assigned to Ken Gallop. Something about the case set a hook in the rookie detective.

    "I have two daughters and I can't imagine that one of them would go missing and I would never know what happened to them," he says. "I took it personally."

    There wasn't a good deal to work with. Today's protocol in the case of a missing child is much different.

    "Today we'd throw resources at it right away. We'd want to canvass that neighborhood. We want to talk with people. We want to search and look in those places where the child was last seen, use the media, disseminate all this information."

    Back then none of that happened. Information which might have been gathered, leads that might have been developed were not.

    Gallop has been able to update the foundation of the case; her family's DNA is now in the national database as are better dental records, but he also needs help from those who remember the Sparks of 1978 and might remember her.

    Stories like this are his best chance of reaching those people and getting them to come forward.

    "Somebody who went to school with her. Somebody who hung out with her or rode bikes with her."

    Sparks was a different community back then, Smaller. The kind of place where it wouldn't have been unusual for a young teenager to ride her bike across town through neighborhoods on her way to the fairgrounds.

    There were nearby, even across the street at the Greenbrae Bowling Alley and Shopping Center, places where kids of her age often gathered. She might have been known there, even stopped there that day.

    It's routine for an investigator to look here and elsewhere at other cases looking for common patterns. And inevitably, that leads to a frightening possibility.

    Serial murderers Gerald Gallego and his wife Charlene were known to have been in the area around that time and, at least once, had trolled the fairgrounds for young victims.

    "There were two people who were victimized around that same time that he was held responsible for."

    Gallego was convicted of murders of 14-year-old Brenda Judd and 13-year-old Sandra Colley and others in California in what came to be known as the Sex Slave Murders.

    He died of rectal cancer awaiting his execution. His wife turned state's evidence and served a 16-year sentence, and is now living in California under a new name. Gallop has been unable to interview her, but he continues to pursue that possibility and a host of others.

    He's not passing this case on to the next guy and, he says, it's important that it continue.

    "It is our obligation, not only as a police department, but as a community to get some answers for this family. They don't know what happened to their daughter."

    Anyone with any information should contact Ken Gallop at the Sparks Police Department at (775) 353-2241 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

    No case is too cold. In fact the investigators who work them sometimes bristle at the mention of that term and even the smallest detail can solve them.
     
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/427630927092523118/


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    Missing From: SPARKS, NV. Missing Date: 06/26/1978. Sandra's photo is shown age-progressed to 50 years. On June 26, 1978 she was last seen walking to a store across the street from her home. Sandra has not been seen or heard from since. Her nickname is Sandy.
     
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    https://projectjason.org/forums/topic/960-missing-woman-sandra-butler-nv-06261978/

    Sandra Butler

    DOB: Mar 27, 1962
    Missing: Jun 26, 1978
    Age at Disappearance: 16
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Hair: Lt. Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
    Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
    Missing From:
    SPARKS
    NV
    United States


    On June 26, 1978 she was last seen walking to a store across the street from her home. Sandra has not been seen or heard from since. Her nickname is Sandy.

    Sparks Police Department (Nevada) 1-775-353-2231
     
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    http://charleyproject.org/case/sandra-kaye-butler

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: June 26, 1978 from Sparks, Nevada

    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Date Of Birth: March 27, 1962

    Age: 16 years old

    Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'1, 110 pounds

    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Butler's nickname is Sandy. Her middle name may be spelled "Kay" by some agencies.

    Details of Disappearance

    Butler was last seen in Sparks, Nevada on June 26, 1978. She was walking to a store located across the street from her family's residence at the time of her disappearance. Butler has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.

    Some accounts state that Butler disappeared from a Reno Rodeo carnival.

    Edited by staff to fix link to the Charley Project
     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/951dfnv.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 951DFNV


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    Sandra Kaye Butler
    Missing since June 26, 1978 from Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: March 27, 1962
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0; 110 lbs.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown hair; brown eyes. Her toes next to her big toes are much longer than the big toes.
      • Nicknames: Sandy
      • Dentals/DNA: Available
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Butler was last seen in Sparks, Nevada on June 26, 1978. She was walking to a store located across the street from her family's home at the time of her disappearance.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Sparks Police Department
    775-353-2231

    Agency Case Number: 78-5476

    NCMEC #: NCMC765685

    NCIC Number: M134699563
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    CA DOJ
    NamUs MP#5901
     
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    Sparks is like a suburb of Reno. We used to go there frequently during that time, as one of my dad's best friends moved there. I never heard of this case.
     
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    Another victim who was taken right in front of her home. It's just so sad.
     
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    Some accounts state that Butler disappeared from a Reno Rodeo carnival.[/QUOTE]


    And another Carnival pops up. Speaking of which....is there travelling Carnivals these days?
    I'm a little confused. Was she last seen walking to a store? Riding her bike? Riding her bike to the Fair Grounds? At the Fair Grounds, I'm taking a stab that there was a Rodeo going on at the Fair Grounds?
     
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    And another Carnival pops up. Speaking of which....is there travelling Carnivals these days?
    I'm a little confused. Was she last seen walking to a store? Riding her bike? Riding her bike to the Fair Grounds? At the Fair Grounds, I'm taking a stab that there was a Rodeo going on at the Fair Grounds?[/QUOTE]



    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/5901/85/

    On June 26, 1978 Sandra was last seen walking to a store across the street from her home. She has not been seen or heard from since.

    The information from NAMUS is usually verified through law enforcement, but I guess there could be an error.
     
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  20. RedRose

    RedRose Well-Known Member

    She looks to be a feisty little gal. I'm wondering what injuries the male received....thinking out loud.
     
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