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Foster teen spent a weekend with her biological family in Vermont, but never returned home. What happened to her?

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Mar. 15 2022, Published 2:25 p.m. ET

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A teen in Vermont foster care had a weekend pass to visit her biological family in 1991 and never returned home.

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Did she run away to Florida? Was there foul play? The only thing for sure is that nobody knows what happened to 16-year-old Heide Wilbur.

In February 1991, Wilbur was in the custody of the state and living with a foster family in the Rutland, Vermont area, according to Vermont State Police. She had a weekend pass to visit her biological family in Middletown Springs, Vermont.

On Feb. 8, she went missing and was last seen at her family’s residence.

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Police believe she left on her own, though she has not been seen since. Wilbur’s family believes she moved to Florida and has been living there for years. Relatives also said they saw her at Disney World when they were on vacation, Vermont State Police noted.

There have been reports of Wilbur living in Florida over the years, but nothing confirmed, police said.

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As recently as 2012, police said there were reports that Wilbur had been arrested in Florida.

Family members created a Facebook page to help find Wilbur. Her sister, Crystal, wrote in 2015 that someone knows where she is.

“My family needs answers, and I know someone out there knows what happened!” she wrote.

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In another post, around Heid’s birthday, Crystal wrote the family loves Heidi and remained hopeful that one day they would have answers about what happened to her.

“Heide we all love and miss you and want to wish you a very happy birthday, wherever you may be!!!!” Crystal posted.

Anyone with information on Wilbur’s location is asked to contact Vermont State Police at (802) 241-5000.

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Source: Vermont State Police; Unsplash
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