Above: Sydney Slinkard in 1995 (left) and an age-progressed image to 18, circa 2010 (right)

Sydney Faith Slinkard

Last seen in Greenville, Indiana on October 17, 1995

Vital statistics: White female. Born on April 5, 1992. Blond hair, blue eyes. She may have a birthmark on the left side of her neck and on her calf. Her nickname is "Sissy." She may have been disguised as a boy shortly after she went missing. Was three at the time.

NCIC numbers: M-900585765 (Andrew) and M-900589879 (Sydney)

Circumstances: She was abducted along with her brothers Andrew and Nathan by their non-custodial mother, Trena Faith Slinkard. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. The parents divorced and the father, Steven Slinkard, wanted joint custody with his ex-wife until he found she wanted to move to Texas. He was then granted full custody with orders the children stay in Indiana. Trena is believed to be on the run with her new husband, Miguel Karlin, a fugitive wanted on unrelated charges. A photo and vital statistics for him are posted below. A felony warrant was issued for her on January 30, 1996, and an FBI warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was isssued for her on March 26, 1996. In February 2014; Nathan was found safe in Mexico and returned home to his father. Andrew was found safe in Mexico in August 2014 and also returned home to his father. Sydney remains missing.

Above: Trena Slinkard in 1995 (left) and an age-progressed image to 37, circa 2005 (right)

Vital statistics: White female. Born on January 18, 1968. Brown hair, brown eyes. She has a half-moon shaped scar between her nose and upper lip, a mole on the right side of her jawline, and a birthmark on her calf. She may use the alias last names "Lopez," "Mahurin," or "Scott." Was twenty-seven at the time.

Above: Miguel Karlin, date unknown

Vital statistics: Hispanic male. Born on June 6, 1969. Black hair, brown eyes. He may use the alias names of "Rosendo Gonzalez," "Rosendo Gonzales," "Migel Karlin," "Miguel Claudio Lopez," "Hosea Lopez Santiago," "Manuel Pineda Arana," and "Hosea Manuel Guitron." He may use the alias dates of birth January 17, 1974, April 13, 1973, April 22, 1974, June 6, 1972, and September 30, 1968. Was twenty-six at the time.

If you have any information on the Slinkard children's whereabouts, please contact the Office of the Prosecutor, Hancock County, Indiana at 317-462-1147. Any information received can be kept confidential.

Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network
The Charley Project
California Missing Persons Registry
Indiana State Police
Child Quest International
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jamesons Webb Sleuths
MySpace page for Slinkard children
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Child Protection Education Of America (site now defunct)

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