September 26, 2023 - Mariposa County Sheriff's Office provides an update on Mariposa County missing person case, Wendy Pullins. She was last seen in Mariposa County on June 15, 2022.
She was reported missing to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office on June 18, 2022. The investigation initially began with Search and Rescue responding to locate Wendy as a missing person. After a lengthy search, the case was turned over to the Investigations unit and Detectives began examining the case.
On September 8, 2022, Detectives with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located the Jeep Cherokee that was last known to be driven by Wendy Pullins. The vehicle was found down a steep embankment in a remote area of Mariposa County. The vehicle was sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Forensic Laboratory to be processed for anything of evidentiary value. Forensic analysis done of blood located inside the vehicle was a positive match to Wendy’s DNA. Because of the amount of time since Wendy was reported missing, the condition of the vehicle and the blood located inside the vehicle, this investigation is being treated as a homicide.
Multiple items of evidence were collected from the vehicle and are being processed by the DOJ lab in an effort to identify suspects in this investigation.
“Wendy’s family deserves answers, and my office will not stop trying to find those answers. Our Detectives are working this case daily. I am confident we will catch those involved, very soon," said Sheriff Jeremy Briese.
The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their continued support with this investigation and encourage citizens who have additional information to come forward and give the victim’s family the closure they deserve. If you have any additional information, please contact our office at 209-966-3615 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org anonymous tips can be sent using the Mariposa Sheriff App.
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Source and Photo: Mariposa County Sheriff's Office