Sandra Vanderhoef

Sandra Vanderhoef (Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety)

Sandra S. Vanderhoef

Missing Person

Name: Sandra S. Vanderhoef
Nickname/Alias: Sandra Springer; Sandy Nelson
Age at Report: 42
DOB: June 10, 1944
Weight: 210 lbs.
Height: 5’07”
Race: Native American
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Incident Type: Endangered / physical
City: Fort Dodge
County: Webster County
Investigating Agency: Webster County Sheriff’s Office
Case Number: 871341A
NamUs MP # 27661
NCIC Number: M275344759
Missing Since: September 22, 1986


Sandra Vanderhoef was reported missing to the Webster County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on September 22, 1986.

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She wears glasses, has a scar on her abdomen, scars on both knees and a mole on her back.

She is described as an American Indian or Alaskan Native, 5’07” and weighing approximately 210 pounds.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety classifies Vanderhoef’s disappearance as “Endangered / Physical,” which includes a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating his/her physical safety is in danger.

Information Needed

If you have any information concerning Sandra Vanderhoef’s whereabouts please contact Sheriff James Stubbs at the Webster County Sheriff’s Office at 515-573-1410.



6 Responses to Sandra Vanderhoef

  1. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    I wonder Sandra was living in Fort Dodge. The authorities should have that information. The other question is did she belong to any specific tribe. There are a number of Indian reservations in other parts of the country. The other problem is missing Native-American women don’t get the attention they should.

  2. Gabrielle says:

    would absolutely love to know more about this.

  3. Tammy says:

    I am a daughter of sandy… is there any addtional information on this case. how do i go about getting information on my mothers case?

  4. Nothing that I have at the present time, Tina.

  5. Laura Edmondson says:

    More information please

  6. Tina Carroll says:

    is there any more information about this case?

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