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Yuette Wabbington, 33: Left Home & Never Returned In 1997

When she left her home, she told her relatives she would return in the evening for a family gathering.



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The Druid Hills neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama is often referred to by some as the heart of the city. There are museums, eateries, and venues for sports, concerts, and even Broadway plays. The historic city is known for being at the center of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and the bigotry within its borders has been well-documented. Still, over 200,000 people who call the city home love its pace, culture, and atmosphere; however, there is a mystery plaguing the local family of Yuette Wabbington.

There isn’t very much information known about Yuette, but it is reported that she was last seen on October 10, 1997. It was then that Yuette was seen leaving her mother’s Druid Hills residence where the 33-year-old also lived with her two children. It is unclear where Yuette was off to, but it was not unusual for her to walk to a neighbor’s house for short visits.

Yuette Wabbington reportedly told her loved ones that she would be back that evening for a family gathering, but she did not return. The following day, her family filed a missing person report. They claimed that it was not in Yuette’s character to wander off or leave without alerting her loved ones. Reports state that Yuette was a homebody and was not in the habit of leaving her residence for lengthy periods.

The investigation into this case is unknown. No persons of interest or suspects have been named in public reports, and while foul play has been considered, it is unclear what leads authorities have followed up on throughout the years. Yuette’s personal life is also an enigma as her relationships and work history have not been shared.

At the time of her disappearance, Yuette Wabbington stood 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 140 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair (styled in shoulder-length braids that were loose at the scalp, possibly from new growth) and brown eyes. Yuette reportedly had a gold tooth on the right side of her mouth. She was last seen wearing dark-colored jeans, gym shoes, and a red and white striped Tommy Hilfinger designer shirt. She had a noticeable slender build. Her DNA and fingerprints are not on file, but her dental records are available. Yuette would be 57-years-old at the time of this publication.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Birmingham Police Department at (205) 328-9311 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 971052634.

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