Left: Wendy circa, 1975
Right: Age Progressed to age 60
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: May 17, 1975
Missing From: Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: May 26, 1959
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 4’10” and 90 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Wendy is deaf in one ear, the right ear, she may have worn orthodontic braces at the time of her disappearance, she occasionally wears gold rimmed eyeglasses, she has pierced ears, she may go by the nickname “Whizzie”
NCMEC Number: 601124
Details of Disappearance
Wendy Eaton was last seen in Media, Pennsylvania on May 17th 1975. Her family left the residence that day to go mini golfing at a local country club. Went chose to stay behind at home and was sunbathing outside at the time. Wendy’s last known contact was with a friend in the afternoon. The friend stated that Wendy said she was goin to get a present for her brother. She was last seen walking three blocks from her residence at the intersection of Indian Lane and Media Station Road at approximately 3:05 pm.
Wendy was heading for downtown Media at the time of her disappearance. She was never seen or heard from again. She was reported missing later on and blood hounds were used to search for her. They were able to trace her scent to the intersection where she was seen walking but it lead no where else.
Wendy’s family stated that Wendy would not have runaway. She was to attend a rehearsal at the church she went to on the night of her disappearance. Her family stated that she would never missed the rehearsal as she was looking forward to it.
It’s been considered that Wendy might have joined a religious cult or an organization that was associated with religion. No evidence has been found in Wendy’s case to suggest that she left voluntarily. Authorities believe that Wendy was abducted while she was walking. No suspects have been named in her case.
Wendy’s disappearance took place when young women would vanish from the area and would be found murdered later on in the Tinicum Marsh. There were tips that also claimed Cheryl Iacovone was a victim of these murders. The murdered victims all had a connection to biker gangs. It’s uncleared Eaton was a victim as her body has never been found.
Wendy’s disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police 215-459-4150