Real Name: Wendi Elizabeth Long
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Red River Parrish, Louisiana
Date: April 13, 2001
Date of Birth: 1980
Weight: 145 pounds
Marital Status: Single
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blond hair, blue eyes.
CaseEditDetails: On Good Friday, April 13th, 2001, 21 year old Wendi Long and two friends drove fifty miles from Coushatta to Shreveport, Louisiana to do some shopping, and after a couple of hours at the mall, they stopped to pick up "Tommy", a friend of theirs from Northwestern Louisiana University, and the four visited a number of friends in the area. At around 11pm, the four friends went to a party, and there was drinking at the party, so when it came time to take Tommy home, Wendi didn't want to drive so she stayed at the party, and Tommy and her two friends left. After dropping Tommy off, Wendi's two friends were pulled over by a state trooper and the driver was arrested for drunk driving, and when Tommy learned this, he became concerned that Wendi would be stranded at the party, so he drove back to the party and agreed to take Wendi home. On the way back, Tommy stopped for gas and a quart of oil, and when he walked out of the gas station, he saw Wendi talking to two young men in a black Chevy truck, and it appeared to Tommy that Wendi knew the men.
Wendi told Tommy that the two men were going to take her home, so Tommy left, and Wendi then disappeared. Since he was the last person to see Wendi alive, Tommy agreed to take a polygraph test, which he passed. Under hypnosis, he was able to give a detailed description of the two men that Wendi was last seen with along with their truck. A police sketch artist made a drawing of each man, but they remain unidentified. Police then discovered that on the day after Wendi's disappearance, her ex-boyfriend in Shreveport claimed to have received an answering machine message from Wendi, but he erased the message because he did not know that she was missing at the time. Investigators suspect that another ex-boyfriend may know more about Wendi's disappearance. The other ex-boyfriend was physically abusive towards her and that this violence was occurring up to a month before she vanished. Also, even more shocking to police is that the ex-boyfriend had also been involved with another girl and that she too had vanished years earlier and has never been found. However, he has an alibi and cannot be placed in Shreveport around the time that Wendi vanished. Wendi's family hopes that they will be able to find their daughter based on the information about the two men that were last seen with her. Wendi's case remains unsolved.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the October 18, 2001 episode.
Results: Solved. On November 8, 2001, seven months after she vanished, Wendi's body was discovered near Highway 1 between Shreveport and Coushatta. She had been shot twice in the head. When investigators tried to check the information that "Tommy" gave them, no leads came out, so they began looking more into the background of "Tommy". His real name is Robert "Rocky" Stewart and at the time, he was in jail after being arrested for an unrelated check fraud case. While in jail, investigators questioned him about the inconsistencies in his story, and at that point, he confessed to the murder of Wendi Long, and provided details that only the killer could have known. Stewart was charged with rape and first-degree murder, agreed to plead guilty to the crime, and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.