Real Name: Selena Marie Edon
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: October 1990/December 1991
Occupation: Construction Worker
Date of Birth: March 17, 1962
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 110 lbs.
Marital Status: Single
Characteristics: Black hair, brown eyes, and walks with a limp
Details: Selena Edon was president of the student body and the senior class when she graduated from high school in 1980. She later dropped out of college to join the Air Force. After the Air Force, Selena became a construction worker. She joined the "teamsters" and bought her own motorcycle. On the night of November 29, 1989, Selena was on her way home from the Union Hall in San Francisco, California, when she suffered a serious motorcycle accident that left her in a coma for six weeks. For seven days, she remained in the hospital as a "Jane Doe" because her identification papers were lost in the accident. When she finally came out of the coma, she had some brain damage, a damaged left eye, a crushed left thigh, and painful headaches. She had also lost a great amount of her memory. However, she worked through rehabilitation rather quickly and was released after two months.
She moved back to San Diego to live with her mother and niece; they planned to help her with more rehabilitation. Her headaches caused several periods of confusion and frustration. Although she was getting better physically, her mental health was getting much worse. According to her mother, on several occasions, Selena would be talking on the phone. After hanging up, she would be unable to recall who she was talking to on the phone. Selena became upset when she was unable to remember things.
Her family eventually allowed her to return home to San Francisco in May 1990. They hoped that the familiar surroundings would help her and her memory. Selena's friend Laurie noted that Selena was happy to be back in San Francisco. However, Laurie also felt that Selena was needed more help and that she needed someone to take care of her.
Despite her memory problems, Selena would call her mother regularly. In October 1990, Selena told her mother that she would be going away for awhile; she said that she was going with a person that would be taking care of her. She also told her mother that she would be calling her back soon; however, Selena never called her mother again. Selena's friend Tracy said that she had last heard from Selena around the same time. Selena had told Tracy that she was moving to the Midwest with a woman that she had just met. Selena did not even tell Tracy the woman's name.
After not hearing from Selena for several months, her family hired a private detective to look for her. He found several people who had seen Selena in San Francisco. Despite the few sightings, he never found her. Her family is unsure if she met with foul play or if she wandered off, unaware of her identity due to her mental issues.
The last time Selena Edon was heard from was on December 31, 1991, when she left a garbled message on her friend Laurie's answering machine.
Suspects: None known; it is possible that the mysterious woman that Selena was allegedly leaving with may have been responsible for her disappearance.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the February 9, 1994 episode.
It should be noted that there are conflicting reports as to when Selena last spoke to her mother. The Unsolved Mysteries segment states that she spoke to her in October 1990. Other reports state that she spoke to her in October 1991. Another report states that she was last seen at a hospital in San Francisco on October 28, 1991.