A legal secretary disappears after having dreams of being abducted.
In 1980, 20-year-old Cindy Anderson of Toledo, Ohio, was plagued by a series of frightening dreams. In one episode, the acquaintance she lets in the door betrays her trust. Cindy’s sister, Christine Savidge, heard her sister talking about the dreams:
On August 4, 1981, Cindy went to work as usual. She was employed as a legal secretary and, in the mornings, usually worked in the office alone. She kept the door locked at all times. A buzzer had even been installed at her desk so that she could alert the shop next door if there was trouble.
One day, at noon, Jim Rabbitt and Jay Feldstein, two of the lawyers, arrived back at their office after a meeting. According to Jim Rabbitt:
Jim Rabbitt said that Cindy had left her romance novel open to the only violent scene in the book, where the heroine is abducted at knifepoint:
Cindy was never seen again. There was no body, no farewell letter, no hint where she had gone, or why she had disappeared. Were Cindy’s dreams premonitions of a terrible fate? Or, were they just a coincidence?
Cindy was raised in a strict religious environment. Her family, boyfriend, and most of her social circle were all devout Christian fundamentalists. Cindy’s father, Michael Anderson:
Cindy’s sister had no idea why she might leave on her own:
Cindy’s dad said he noticed a change in his daughter’s behavior:
The day Cindy vanished, the police immediately began a search for clues. Cindy’s car keys and purse were missing. But the office was undisturbed, and according to Toledo Police Det. William Adams, there were no signs of a struggle:
Larry Mullins was a client of the law office where Cindy worked:
In September, 1981, a month after Cindy vanished, another strange phone call gave police a new lead. According to Det. Adams, a woman called to report that Cindy was being held in the basement of a white house:
Michael Anderson has wondered if his daughter isn’t living somewhere with amnesia:
After Cindy’s disappearance, a local grand jury indicted nine people for drug trafficking. Some suspect that Cindy knew one of them, and she was killed after she overheard incriminating comments. No charges were ever filed.