Nov. 3, 2021

The Disappearance of Sandra Kay Powell

The Disappearance of Sandra Kay Powell

Sandra disappeared from South Bend, Indiana on March 11, 1987 just 4 days shy of her 17th birthday.  Sandra is described as an African American female with black hair and brown eyes who stood 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighed about 130 lbs. At the time of her disappearance, Sandra attended Washington High School.

The year prior to Sandra’s disappearance was a rough one, she witnessed the murder of a friend, received threats, testified at trial, became pregnant and was told by the father that he was planing to marry someone else. Did any of these events cause her disappearance. Authorities have never been able to answer this questions. 

We all know people don’t just disappear, someone knows something, someone heard or saw something. If that someone is you, please contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-The-Lost or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-7867.

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Various Articles 1985-1987 South Bend Tribune - Clippings available upon request.
Family Asking For Help Finding Missing Daughter- ABC57
Charlie Project

Special Thanks to Sargeant David Young for talking with me about Sandra's case.

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