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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Renee Diane Yeargain

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Missing Since: August 10, 2004 from Torrington, Wyoming
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age: 24 years old
Height and Weight: 5'8, 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Red hair, blue eyes. Yeargain may change her hair color or wear wigs, and she may also wear tinted contact lenses. She has the following tattoos: a partial nun on her upper arm, two dominatrix on the other arm, an incomplete tattoo of roses on her chest, a tribal ring around her wrist, lettering on her upper fingers, a small gesture on her abdomen, incomplete tattoos of blueberries and vines on both calves, and a tattoo with an outline of a woman’s face with horns elsewhere on her body.
Clothing Description: Blue jeans and a black tank top with a bug and a red heart on the corner.
Medical Conditions: Yeargain has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She has abused drugs and alcohol in the past, but was sober at the time of her disappearance.

Renee took a grocery sack full of clothing with her and refused to say where she was going. Two days later, on August 12, Yeargain's white 1987 Subaru station wagon was found at a rest stop between Cheyenne and Torrington, Wyoming.The car had been parked at the rest area since August 10.

Torrington Police Department
860-532-7001
Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Torrington Police Department
860-532-7001



Source Information
The Casper Star Tribune
K2TV
The Torrington Telegram



Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

Last updated August 19, 2005; casefile added.

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http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/...ffa000798b8.txt

Police look for leads in missing person case


By DENISE HEILBRUN
Star-Tribune correspondent Saturday, May 07, 2005

Have you seen her?

Renee Diane Yeargain, 24, who has been missing since Aug. 10, 2004, is described as:

* 5-foot-8 and 135 pounds

* A redhead, but she was known to change her hair color often and also was known to wear wigs.

* Blue-eyed, but she was known to wear colored contacts.

* Tattooed, with body art on both arms, her chest, one wrist, her fingers, her lower abdomen and her calves.

Anyone who has information about Yeargain or her possible whereabouts is asked to call Lt. Jeff Lamm at the Torrington Police Department, 307-532-7006.

TORRINGTON -- What authorities thought to be a child abandonment case now has police and family members wondering what really happened to a Torrington woman.

Renee Diane Yeargain, 24, has been missing since Aug. 10, 2004.

The account the Torrington Police Department received at the time from her boyfriend of three years, Josh Minter, was that she had left and abandoned her four children on Aug. 9. He reportedly took three of the kids to former foster parents, then called the Department of Family Services the day following her departure. Minter kept the infant, as the baby is his and Yeargain's son together.

According to Torrington Police Detective Lt. Jeff Lamm, on Aug. 12, Yeargain's white 1987 Subaru station wagon was found at the Meriden rest stop between Cheyenne and Torrington. In the car, officers found keys, a cell phone and a purse which contained her wallet, checkbook and a few other items, but no money. Her tattoo kit and clothes were not in the car.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol told the Torrington Police Department the car had been parked there since Aug. 10.

"Her mother came in on Aug. 13 and spoke to the chief (Billy Janes), and that's when we opened the case," Lamm said. "We since then have tracked down numerous leads, which have led nowhere."

Diane Van Horn, Yeargain's mother, said there is no way her daughter would have left and not contacted her in the last eight months, especially over Christmas, and Easter Sunday, which was Yeargain's daughter's birthday.

Her mother said Renee had some problems in the past with drugs, but she had cleaned up her life in the past few years and had gotten a tattoo license to open her own business in their home.

"She called me the week before she came up missing and said (she) and Josh were going to be married Aug. 22, and it seemed like everything was OK," Van Horn said.

Yeargain worked at a business in Torrington and also at a tattoo parlor in Scottsbluff, Neb.

"She loved working with the elderly," her mother added. "She was going to continue working there and also begin her home business. She had all these plans. I believe something has happened here, and I have questions that I want answered."

Lamm said Yeargain has a history of taking off, but she always returned and kept in contact with her family. She does have a history of mental illness and has been diagnosed as bipolar.

Lamm has faxed her picture and information to the Rocky Mountain Information Bulletin, which covers Idaho, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Arizona, and also to the National Crime Information Center.

"I think she left town on her own," Lamm said when asked if he suspected foul play. "But I'm not sure what happened when she got to the rest area."

Lamm said it was reported that Minter had said he was home with all the children when Yeargain left on Aug. 9, and the oldest child told officers that the two adults had a bit of an argument about Yeargain wanting to bring a rat and a snake into the home. Minter told police that Yeargain had said something about hooking up with some bikers to make some extra money tattooing.

"Renee left about midnight that evening," Minter said when contacted about the disappearance. "She left in her Subaru."

Asked who was home the night of her disappearance, Minter said the older children were at a friend's house for the night. The baby was at his mother's home.

Minter said the last he saw Yeargain, she was wearing blue jeans and a black tank top with a red heart on it and a bug in the corner. He said when she left, she had a grocery sack with some clothes in it.

"She didn't say where she was going," Minter said.

He said he had asked around the next day to people he knew were acquainted with Yeargain, but no one had seen her.

Yeargain's mother said Minter had told her that Yeargain left on foot the night of Aug. 9, and that she returned the next day to get her car.

Yeargain's sister, Christina Rodriguez of Casper, said she feels that something has happened to her sister and that not enough is being done to find out what happened.

"At first there was a part of me that thought maybe she just decided to leave, but she has never done anything like this," Rodriguez said. "She has never not contacted our mom."

"For whatever happened, I don't think she just left," Rodriguez added.

Minter told Van Horn he had gotten rid of all of her daughter's belongings by Aug. 13, when she came to Torrington to see what was going on.

"Why did he do that?" Van Horn said. "Things just don't add up, and I'm very scared something horrible has happened. I have a bad feeling about all of this."

Minter said Yeargain was having a bad time and had gone back to drinking and drugs, and that she was having problems at work and with the kids. He also said Yeargain wanted to have a large formal wedding and that he had told her they couldn't afford it right now. He said they could just go to Las Vegas and get it done cheaper, then later when they were caught up, they would have a big wedding.

"That really bugged her," he said. "I guess she just wanted the big wedding. She's a tough girl. I'm sure she's OK. She just doesn't want to deal with anything right now."





BY TREY WILKINSON

Aug. 10 will mark the one-year anniversary of the day a Torrington woman went missing.

On Aug. 12, 2004, Renee Diane Yeargain’s white 1987 Subaru station wagon was found at the Meriden rest stop between Cheyenne and Torrington. In the vehicle authorities found keys, a cell phone and a purse, which contained her wallet, checkbook and a few other items. Her tattoo kit and clothes were not in the car.
Wyoming Highway Patrol told the Torrington Police Department the car had been parked there since Aug. 10, 2004.

According to Lt. Investigator Jeff Lamm, Yeargain’s mother came in on Aug. 13, 2004, and spoke to Police Chief Billy Janes and that is when the case was opened.
“We’re at the point now where whatever comes in we’re working it as far as we can,” Lamm said. “We’re getting some small leads every once in a while, but it’s not as active as it was when the case first opened.”

In April, Diane Van Horn, Yeargain’s mother, said there is no way her daughter would have left and not contacted her in eight months, especially over holidays and her birthday.

“She’s had some problems in the past with drugs, but she had cleaned up her life in the past few years and had gotten her tattoo license to open her own business in her home,” Van Horn said.

Yeargain worked at Country Villa and also at the tattoo parlor in Scottsbluff, Neb.
“She loved working with the elderly,” Van Horn said in April. “She was going to continue working there and also begin her home business. She had all these plans. I believe something has happened here and I have questions that I want answered.”

Lamm confirmed that Yeargain has had a history of taking off, but she had always returned and kept contact with her family in the past.

According to Lamm, Yeargain is 5-foot, 8-inches tall, weighs 135 pounds, has red hair, but was known to change her hair color often and also was known to wear wigs. She has blue eyes, but was known to wear colored contacts as well.

According to her mother, Yeargain has several tattoos on her body. There is a partial nun tattoo on one upper arm and two dominatrix on the other arm. On her chest was a tattoo of roses that was not yet completed when she disappeared. She had a tribal ring around her wrist, lettering on her upper fingers, a small gesture on her lower abdomen and she had just started a tattoo with bluebirds and vines on both calves. She also had a tattoo with an outline of a woman’s face with horns.

“Nobody said they saw her after she left her ex-boyfriend’s house,” Van Horn said. “I just want to know what happened, I want some closure.”

Van Horn said she couldn’t believe her daughter would just pick up and leave.
“She was very head strong,” Van Horn said. “She loved life. Renee made her share of mistakes, but she corrected them. I can’t see her dropping everything and taking off. We were always there for her when she needed us.”

On occasion Lamm said he receives a phone call from one of Yeargain’s friends, which offers a small lead.

“Jennifer (Olson) has called a few times and told me that she has received phone calls from an unidentified number that sounds like Renee,” Lamm said. “The problem is that every time she’s called in with one of these leads the message has been erased.”

Lamm also said he recently tried tracking a lead in Cypras Inn, Tenn., but it didn’t pan out.

“There was a lead we received from a ‘Trac’ phone out in Tennessee, but when I called in to check on it they told me they new nothing about Renee,” Lamm said.

Lamm said he still runs Yeargain’s name through the Rocky Mountain Intelligence Network to check for any leads as well as occasionally runs her social security number to see if there has been any recent action, but nothing has come through.
“We are still checking up on the case and doing what we can,” Lamm said. “But it’s just not as active as it was when things first started.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Yeargain should contact the Torrington Police Department at 532-7001.





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