September 26, 2007 in City

Spokane woman goes missing on walk

By The Spokesman-Review
Courtesy of Spokane Police Department photo

Amy Wheelock, 26, of Spokane, is listed as a missing person. Courtesy of Spokane Police Department
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A 26-year-old Spokane woman disappeared Saturday evening, leaving behind her car, purse and cell phone, and now her parents are desperately seeking information about what happened. Amy Wheelock was last seen walking near the Northpointe Plaza shopping center.

Wheelock set off on a walk wearing a green T-shirt, blue jeans and possibly flip-flop sandals.

“There has been no activity on her bank accounts. There’s been no contact with her tremendous circle of friends. There’s been nothing,” said Wheelock’s father, Robert Wheelock, who lives in Coeur d’Alene.

Robert Wheelock spent the day Tuesday distributing fliers about Amy Wheelock to merchants in north Spokane.

She has missed church, a doctor’s appointment and work.

Amy Wheelock’s roommates said she didn’t say where she was going or when she would be back, but they grew concerned when she didn’t return Saturday evening, said Amy Wheelock’s mother, Meloney Hall.

Hall said her daughter once served in the U.S. Air Force but has lived in Spokane since 2002. Wheelock moved there to be closer to her father.

Hall, who lives in Dayton, Ohio, said she’s concerned that her daughter hasn’t taken medication for her bipolar disorder since Saturday.

Though Wheelock suffers from a mental disorder, Hall said her daughter is coherent and she doesn’t believe that Wheelock would willingly leave behind family and friends. Hall thinks she may have been abducted.

“She’s clear-headed. She probably just went for a short walk,” Hall said.

Wheelock’s address is at an apartment complex at 325 E. Wedgewood Ave. She is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and about 210 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about Wheelock is asked to call 911.

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