Search Continues for Sterling Children Missing 35 Years

20130910-191546.jpg It’s been 35 years since Scott and Amy Fandel were reported as missing from their home in Sterling. The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children has released and age-progression photo, showing the children as they may now appear, in the mid to late forties.


When he went missing on September 5, 1978, Scott was a brown-haired, blue-eyed 13-year-old. He was watching his younger sister, eight-year-old Amy.


The children had been at Good Time Charlie’s in Sterling with their mother, Margaret, and aunt Cathy. The women took the children home to a cabin off Scout Lake Road around 10pm and returned to the bar.


It was the last time Margaret would ever see her children. Scott and Amy visited a neighbor that evening and reportedly returned home, since a light was seen on in the cabin around 11:45, but they didn’t sleep at the cabin that night. When Margaret and Cathy returned around 2am, the cabin was dark.


The next day, the women went about their activities, assuming the children had gone to school as normal, but it was later found the children hadn’t been to school and didn’t sleep at home during the night they went missing.


Scott’s prized motorcycle was left behind, and bullet casings were found outside the cabin.


State Troopers are continuing to ask that anyone with possible information about the Fandels get in touch by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or 262-4453.


The Fandel’s mother, Margaret, moved to Illinois after the disappearance, and the cabin burned down a few years later.

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