Wendy “Whizzie” Eaton (May 26, 1959 – missing May 17, 1975) was last seen on May 17, 1975. She is from Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Wendy was a sophomore (10 grade) at Penncrest High School. She got good grades, loved scouting, camping, and church activities. She plays piano, guitar, and is a skilled singer. Her case was added to NamUs on July 15, 2009.
This information comes from NamUs:
Wendy (15) is white, about 4’10” and when she went missing approx. 90lbs. She has brown hair and eyes. The age progressed picture you see below is from 2013. All pictures come from her NamUs page.
Wendy is deaf in her right ear, left-handed, has pierced ears, and wears contact lenses. Her glasses have a gold-rimmed frame. Judging from the picture NamUs added to her file she had braces at least on the upper jaw. I hope her dental records are on file. However, at the time of writing there is no note that they are in her NamUs file and no note about DNA. However, according to the Doe Network, her DNA and dental records are on file with the authorities.
The Eatons had planned to play golf at a local country club on May 17, 1975. Wendy decided to stay home. She wanted to sunbathe on the roof outside her bedroom window. When her family returned around 7pm, Wendy was gone. They saw her bathing suit on her bed.
According to witnesses, Wendy was walking to the crossing of Indian Lane with Media Station Road. Witnesses placed her there at around 3pm. This crossing is about three blocks from her home. The Eaton family, Roland & Joan and children Nancy and Rick, lived in the Indian Trails development.
Her family told the authorities that they think that Wendy went into town to buy a birthday gift for her brother. Bloodhounds did trace her scent to that crossing but then lost her. It seems she got into a car and vanished.
Her family indicated that it is unlikely that Wendy would run away. She had plans to attend a singing group rehearsal at their church that evening. Missing that rehearsal would be out of character.
Her father can only think of running away to express her disappointment that she wasn’t allowed a summer excursion that she had set her heart on. Wendy wanted to go to a Colorado religious camp. Her family could either not afford it or something went wrong organizing that trip. Wendy was very disappointed especially because two close friends were going. This happened two weeks before she disappeared.
I have not read anything about her taking clothes with her or that she had money, etc. Police did go to that summer camp but Wendy was not there. From what her dad mentioned in the papers, Wendy does not come across as someone who would do something reckless on the spur of the moment. Her dad believes that she got into a car. Why she would do that, he doesn’t know. Most likely, she met someone she knew.
If you have any information about Wendy Eaton’s case please call the Pennsylvania State Police at (215) 452-5251. Her agency case number is K2-14911. You can ask for Andrew Martin, Trooper.
Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA) January 15, 1976