Updated: Mar 5
Sandra Eckert was last seen at her home in Franklin, Wisconsin in the evening hours of March 26th, 2021.
Sandra is a white female, 5’7”, and 130 pounds. She has blond/strawberry hair in a short, pixie cut style and green eyes. She was last seen wearing black leggings, colorful tennis shoes, and a large navy blue and teal North Carolina Tarheels starter jacket.
Her vehicle is a dark gray 2005 Dodge Stratus with Wisconsin license plates 319 LGT expiring in 2021. The vehicle was last seen by the Muskego Police Department around 3:00am on Saturday, March 27th, 2021. It was traveling southbound on Racine Avenue, westbound on Tans Drive, and then southbound on Crowbar Drive.
Both the car and Sandra have not been found. Her family say that it is unlike Sandra to just disappear.
Sandra’s cell phone, social media, and bank accounts have been inactive since she went missing. Her husband, Wes Eckert, told news outlets that the two had had an argument when Sandra disappeared. Law Enforcement later searched the Eckert home and took computers, cell phones, mail, and Wes’ antique Model A car.
There have been no further updates in Sandra’s case.
Sandra's family is offering a $50,000 Reward upon conviction.
Sandra is 70 years old.
Any leads or information should be directed to:
Franklin Police Department
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Tune in to hear the podcast which tells the story of Sandra's disappearance told by The Vanished..."You'll hear from Sandra's friends and family about their journey to find answers, including the last person to see Sandra alive, her husband."
If you have any information about the disappearance of Sandra Eckert or her car, please call the Franklin Police Department at 414-425-2522.
Listen to Sandra's story here:
Franklin police have two persons of interest in the case and are investigating the case as a homicide. Law Enforcement confirmed that they had taken a man into custody June 7 to conduct a search warrant at his Waukesha home in connection to a first-degree intentional homicide charge and hiding a corpse. The confirmed that they had taken several items into possession for evidence, including electronic devices. The man was released. No one has been charged in this case and search warrants related to this case remain under a court order seal to protect the integrity of the investigation.
In an interview with WISN 12, Sgt Jeremy Fadness said, "This missing person case has touched the hearts of the officers and investigators working it and our goal is to determine exactly what happened to Mrs. Eckert. We understand how difficult this must be for the family and the community can be key in this investigation. We are encouraging anyone with information to continue to call our main non-emergency number at 414-425-2522 and to request to speak with Sergeant Jeremy Fadness."
WISN 12 June 17, 2022
Search warrants in the investigation of the disappearance of Sandra Eckert have been unsealed. According to the warrants, searches have been done at the home Sandra shared with her husband, Wes Eckert and another property on Rawson Avenue about five miles away. The warrants indicate that detectives found 31 items when they searched the couple's home. Items include bank paperwork, gloves, clothes, computers and a rifle. The warrant also indicates a neighbor "thought she heard gunshots from outside her residence" coming from the direction of Eckert's home in the early hours of March 27, 2021, right after Sandra's last known contact. Law Enforcement confirms they are investigating this case as a homicide investigation.
Franklin police confirm the search warrants are for a homicide investigation, and they have at least two people of interest. No one has ever been charged with the crime. Some of Sandra's children are offering a $50,000 reward for information in this case.
WISN 12 July 27, 2022
December 19, 2022
The Vanished Podcast - Case update:
"Six months ago, we brought you the story of 70-year-old Sandra Eckert, who had been missing for 15 months from Franklin, Wisconsin. The story was eerie, with so many haunting hallmarks we’ve heard in many stories with the same patterns of behavior. When we first shared Sandra’s story with you, we held a significant amount of information in confidence at the request of Sandra’s family and law enforcement. At that time, we knew that there were sealed court documents that could lead to some significant developments in the case and possibly an arrest and indictment. While the developments we want to share with you today are not a final resolution to Sandra’s case, they are a step forward in the investigation. We want to end 2022 on a positive note looking forward to the major developments we hope and believe will take place in 2023."
If you have any information about the disappearance of Sandra Eckert or the car she was driving, please call the Franklin Police Department at 414-425-2522.
You can listen to Sandra's story on our website: https://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/.../episode-375-case...
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Source: The Vanished