Glenna Jane West
Glenna, approximately 1977
Date reported missing : 11/12/1977
Missing location (approx) :
Paw Paw, Michigan
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Glenna's maiden name is Taul.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Glenna was last seen in Paw Paw, Michigan. At the time of her disappearance, she and her husband Robert "Bob" West were separated and in the process of a divorce, but still living in the same home. Robert reported her missing on December 12, 1977, saying he hadn't seen her in approximately one month and that her car was also missing.
Glenna had no prior history of leaving without warning, and was devoted to her four children. It's unclear why Robert waited so long to report her disappearance. After she went missing, the couple's divorce was granted and Robert moved with the children to Arizona, and his and Glenna's former home on Blue Star Highway burned down.
According to Glenna's family, there was a history of domestic violence in her marriAge at the time of disappearance: . The police contacted Robert in Arizona and asked him to take a polygraph and he agreed, but never showed up for the appointment. Her family believes he was involved in her case, but little evidence is available. Glenna's disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Michigan State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. April 6, 2020; date of disappearance corrected, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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