susan bender missing since 1986

susan bender missing since 1986

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family needs answers

Bristol, TN

#1 Jan 28, 2011
I am looking for any information in the disapearance of my cousing susan robin bender. She went missing from in front of the old grey hound bus station (10th & Gst.) on 4-25-86. She was last seen entering a olive green van, A suspect was question and released. They found clothes, diary & address book in suspects home. This suspect was later convicted of continous sexual abuse of a child on 10-3-94. The police are of no help all they can do is say the have information that leads them to believe she was murdered, but without a body they can do nothing. What this information is that leads them to this, they havent shared with our family. Anoyone that knew suzie or may have information, I am begging for them to please help our family and contact me. Thank you.
Terry

United States

#2 Feb 10, 2012
Susan Bender aka Susie is my cousin. I seen on news tonight 02-10-12 that she may be a victim of killers Loern Herzog and Wesley Sheratimen. Yes our family needs answer and Pattie needs some peace.
Sandie Smith-Silveria

Modesto, CA

#3 Feb 28, 2012
At the time of Susan's disapperance, she was one of my closest friends. Since 1986, we have prayed for answers on this case. Please, anyone with any information, please give her loved ones rest. If she is a part of this "Speed Freak Killers" case, i hope it's known soon, so this can end. It won't make it easier, but at least we will all know and be able to celebrate the person she was. There isn't a year that goes by, that I don't think of her, and what she might have been. Pattie, if there is anything I can do, please let me know. I do not have your number, so just call.
MaryAnn Bender

Fair Oaks, CA

#5 Aug 16, 2013
I am Suzie's cousin, MaryAnn Bender, I am in contact with assemblywoman, Kathleen Galgiani, who is a spokesperson for missing kids and she is up on all the latest...I will post any and all info I can...much love
sarah chupco

Johnson City, TN

#6 Nov 5, 2013
MaryAnn Bender wrote:
I am Suzie's cousin, MaryAnn Bender, I am in contact with assemblywoman, Kathleen Galgiani, who is a spokesperson for missing kids and she is up on all the latest...I will post any and all info I can...much love
Thank you maryann. I have been trying for years to get someone to listen & help. MPD will do nothing or give our family any info. Thats why I started this thread. Any info you can relay would be greatful. My email is [email protected] Its been to long & I cant just let her be forgotten.
Sandie Smith-Silveria

Modesto, CA

#7 Jan 19, 2014
I'm wondering what we can do to get interest in this case? I wonder if Cold Justice, or a show focusing on Missing People, might spark something. I just can't stand that it seems as if Susan is a file in a drawer somewhere.
I miss her smile, her laughter....I miss her. I know I'm not the only one.
Sharon Flemming

Hesperia, CA

#8 Feb 7, 2014
Suzie was my cousin also and I have been hoping for many years that someone would come forward with information. I recently found a website called Charley's Project that has some updated information. It states that she could have possibly been one of the many victims of Herzog and Sheratimen. as a mother and grandmother I can only pray that Pattie one day can know they truth and begin to heal.

I love you Suzie and will never forget...
Linda Jack

Beverly Hills, CA

#9 Feb 8, 2014
Suzie is my Cousin and was one of my closest friends. I have tried for many years to get the latest updates on the search for clues about her disappearance. Charley's Project is one site I have been following. But it seems no matter where I look it is a hurry up and wait game....I'm sure it is so much worse for Suzie's Mom, My cousin Patty....Hopefully they will find some evidence that leads to the discovery of SOMETHING that will let us all know what happened to Suzie....That way there can be some closure for the entire family....I love you Suzie and will always miss you and never forget your Beautiful smile and contagious laughter.....
Sandie Smith-Silveria

Modesto, CA

#10 Mar 28, 2014
Tonight was hard.... I watched Cold Justice and it was about a double homicide 30 yrs ago of a 20 yr old and a 17 yr old. Susan was just 15 yrs old when she went missing. Every day, every month, every year I hope there's something.... Something. I love you Susan and I've NEVER forgot you, your smile, your laugh, your love of life! You didn't deserve to have anything happen to you and I pray the God will let this be answered. Miss you so much my friend!
sarah chupco

Johnson City, TN

#11 Jul 6, 2014
I am looking for the friend of Suzie's that saw her getting in to this green or blue van at the bus station the day she went missing. If anyone knows who she is please let me know. I have a private investigator looking into her case. Still trying to gather as much info I can. Any little piece of info could help. I love you suzie and I will never stop fighting to find out the truth.
sarah chupco

Jonesborough, TN

#12 Nov 18, 2015
Still trying to find this friend that saw her at the bus station the day she disappeared. The police won't tell us the friends name. Any friends that can come forward and help us would be appreciated. Its been to long and I can't let this go. The police screwed this up from the start. They had a man that had all her belongings in his van and home but because they didnt handle it properly and have a search warrant none of what they found can be used against him. Also no body so they can charge him with anything. So for their mistakes we as a family have to suffer. This has been a nightmare for way to long. I love you Suzie, I will never give up hope that one day we may find you and the truth.
Lorina Michelle Luna

United States

#13 Apr 13, 2016
Sandie Smith-Silveria wrote:
At the time of Susan's disapperance, she was one of my closest friends. Since 1986, we have prayed for answers on this case. Please, anyone with any information, please give her loved ones rest. If she is a part of this "Speed Freak Killers" case, i hope it's known soon, so this can end. It won't make it easier, but at least we will all know and be able to celebrate the person she was. There isn't a year that goes by, that I don't think of her, and what she might have been. Pattie, if there is anything I can do, please let me know. I do not have your number, so just call.
I think I was probably one of her last friends to see hee that day. I went with her to the bus station. We even took pictures in the photo booth before I left. I still deeply regret not waiting to make sure she boarded her bus. As a teenager, you just aren't thinking that way at the time. I know you will have your justice through God.
Lorina Michelle Luna

Phoenix, AZ

#14 Apr 13, 2016
sarah chupco wrote:
Still trying to find this friend that saw her at the bus station the day she disappeared. The police won't tell us the friends name. Any friends that can come forward and help us would be appreciated. Its been to long and I can't let this go. The police screwed this up from the start. They had a man that had all her belongings in his van and home but because they didnt handle it properly and have a search warrant none of what they found can be used against him. Also no body so they can charge him with anything. So for their mistakes we as a family have to suffer. This has been a nightmare for way to long. I love you Suzie, I will never give up hope that one day we may find you and the truth.
Hi my name is Lorina Michelle Luna you can look me up on Facebook. I was with Susan the day that she was at the Greyhound, we took pictures in the photo booth together. I think about her all the time and deeply regret that I didn't stay to make sure that she got on that bus. 😢she truly was a shining star and I know God has his Vengeance laid out for those responsible.
Sandie Silveria

Modesto, CA

#15 Apr 24, 2016
Lorina Michelle Luna wrote:
<quoted text> Hi my name is Lorina Michelle Luna you can look me up on Facebook. I was with Susan the day that she was at the Greyhound, we took pictures in the photo booth together. I think about her all the time and deeply regret that I didn't stay to make sure that she got on that bus. &#128546;she truly was a shining star and I know God has his Vengeance laid out for those responsible.
Have you received any information???? I know Susan NEVER went anywhere without her journal and the guy that owned the van had it when they searched for her. I know her Mom thinks he did something to her! I pray everyday that the bastard that took her has unrelenting nightmares over what he did and that they cause him to confess!!!
David M Little

Sacramento, CA

#16 Aug 15, 2016
High I am susies cousin David and I was wondering has the name of the suspect ever been released to the public that had her belongings
Sarah Chupco

Johnson City, TN

#17 Yesterday
David M Little wrote:
High I am susies cousin David and I was wondering has the name of the suspect ever been released to the public that had her belongings
Im Sarah, Susan is also my cousin Pat is my aunt. His name is Raymond lewis Stafford he has since moved to Texas & changed his name to Gregg jon Tunningley. He is on the national sex offender registry for continual sexual abuse of a minor.

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