Glenda Jean Petersen
Petersen, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 07/04/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/08/1957 (64)
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 93 pounds
Medical conditions : Petersen's right leg was broken at the time of her disappearance and she had a cast on it.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Petersen has a tattoo of the letter G on her left forearm and a tattoo of the letter B on her left hand. She has a scar on her neck. Petersen's nicknames are Blondie and Sunshine. She may use the last names Adams, Curnett, Darley and/or Diehl. Some accounts spell her surname "Peterson."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Petersen attended an Independence Day celebration at Lake Thunderbird in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 4, 1997. She accepted a ride from a stranger after the party.
The individual is described as a Caucasian man in his forties, about 6'0 and 180 pounds, with brown hair and a mustache. They were seen on Highway 9 in the man's dark-colored 1990 or 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck. Petersen has never been heard from again. Little information is available in her case.
Norman, Oklahoma police are investigating Petersen's disappearance.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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