Find Missing Judy Tolane Wardrip!

Find Missing Judy Tolane Wardrip!

Find missing Judy Tolane Wardrip!
She took her dog to her place of employment.
And she took her dog with her that day.
When Wardrip’s sister started her shift at the motel later that day
Neither Wardrip or her dog were to be found.
They were never seen again.
It has been over three decades
Since her family and friends last saw her.
Where is Judy Tolane Wardrip?

Find Missing Judy Tolane Wardrip!

Find Missing Judy Tolane Wardrip!

Missing Since
Missing From
Bethany, Missouri
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
11/13/1955 (63 years old current age)
Age when last seen
29 years old
Height and Weight
5’4, 110 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description
A shirt and pants.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Wardrip wears prescription eyeglasses. She talks with a lisp. She goes by her middle name, Tolane.

Find Missing Judy Tolane Wardrip!

Judy Tolane Wardrip was last seen at her job at the Bethany Motel in Bethany, Missouri. This incident occurred at noon on December 10, 1984. The Bethany Motel was her family’s business, founded by her father. She went there for her shift that morning, bringing her dog, a Lhasa Apso named Moppett. A photo of the dog is posted in the poster with this case summary.

Wardrip’s sister was in Kansas City, Missouri that day. When she returned to the motel that evening to start her shift, there was no sign of Wardrip anywhere. This was uncharacteristic of Wardrip. She and her sister were the only employees at the motel and spent most of their time running it, and Wardrip was responsible and wouldn’t have left the motel unattended for an extended time period.

The only sign of Wardrip was a cup of coffee in one the rooms, which Wardrip had been cleaning. The television in that room was on also. Her sister called the police, who began a search, but nothing turned up. None of the motel’s guests reported seeing or hearing anything usual that day.

Wardrip’s dog disappeared with her. But she left behind her purse, identification, money, clothing and jewelry. She has never been heard from again. She had recently visited her father in Corpus Christi, Texas where he had retired to, and he returned to Missouri to help with the search.

Although Wardrip’s mother had suffered from depression and took her own life a few years before Wardrip disappeared, her daughter had never shown any indication of depression. She had already bought Christmas presents for her family for the upcoming holidays.

Wardrip’s sister believes Wardrip would have contacted her by now if she could have. Her father, who died in 2010, believed she hadn’t left of her own accord and must have been abducted. Her case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Judy Tolane Wardrip!

Judy Tolane Wardrip has been missing for over 34 years. It is tragic that her father died without answers as to what happened to his missing daughter. But Wardrip’s sister is sill alive and she needs answers. What was Wardrip doing when she was last seen? What happened to her and her dog surrounding the time before her sister came to the motel to work and saw Wardrip and her dog had vanished? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Judy Tolane Wardrip and/or her dog? Do you have any information concerning the person the person (s) responsible for their disappearances?

If you have any information, please contact the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office at: (660) 425-3199. You may contact the Bethany Police Department at: (660) 425-3199. You may contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol Toll-Free Telephone Line at: (800) 877-3452. The Missing Persons Unit provides a toll-free hotline for parents, law enforcement agencies or others to provide information about missing and unidentified persons. You may email:

Agency Case Number: 84-62 (Bethany Police Department)
NamUs Case Number: MP2512
NCIC Case Number: M-648207574

Judy Tolene Wardip has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Judy Tolane Wardrip has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
Judy Tolane Wardrip has a Missouri Highway State Patrol poster. Click here to view it.
True Crime Files has a lengthy, detailed profile of Judy Wardrip’s disappearance, with photos. Click here to learn more.
This is a missing persons profile for Judy Tolane Wardrip. Click here to view it.
Judy Wardrip has a Websleuths page. Click here to learn more.
Judy Wardrip has a National Missing Persons Directory profile. Click here to learn more.
The above information is found on Judy Tolene Wardrip’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

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