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Vanderheiden family still struggles with the pain of a daughter’s disappearance

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While looking out her window at her Clement’s home, Theresa Vanderheiden, talks about the dissapearence of her daughter Cyndi who went missing 10 years ago last Friday. Two men were convicted, one is on death row for multiple murders.

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008 10:00 pm

The brown sign is gradually fading, but the white letters still clearly read, “Cyndi Search Headquarters.”

Ten years after Cyndi Vanderheiden disappeared from her home, the sign outside her father’s nearby shop bears tribute to the question that haunts her family: Where is she?

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  • posted at 3:21 am on Tue, Nov 18, 2008.


    I can't imagine the excruciating pain these good people have gone through. They have suffered horribly. A decade is too long to wait to bury your precious daughter. As a mother, my heart aches for you.

  • posted at 2:09 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.


    Terri, John and Kim..My heart aches for you..

  • posted at 2:29 am on Sun, Nov 16, 2008.


    The story we always heard in high school was that Chevy ran away, it wasn't til Cyndy's disappearance that it was ever taken to heart something else may have happened. Such a sad story for these families...

  • posted at 1:24 am on Sun, Nov 16, 2008.


    we can't let Herzog out we have to make sure the state of ca knows how bad and unhuman this man is.......he is mean very mean and evil...... another night stocker if we let him out he will kill again

  • posted at 1:26 pm on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.


    so sad...this affected so many lives. cyndi touched my heart....

  • posted at 10:57 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.


    I can't believe it's been 10 years already since this happened. I'm also shocked to read that Herzog, that worm, is eligible for parole soon.

  • posted at 7:56 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.


    gail... I'm so sorry for you and your families. May God give you peace.

  • posted at 4:32 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.


    Over 6oo others on death row ! Thats sickening .

  • posted at 2:17 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.


    Not having "Closure" weighs heavy on the hearts of loved ones!

  • posted at 2:08 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.


    words no words ever my sister is Linda she is dieing of cancer now she was who testified agaisnt these .........murders and they left her brain damaged and what they did to her was unbelieveable if the stockton police or lodi would of taken the hat that was left outside of the truck my sister was in people would be alive right now. but because she was in a bar no one cared our justice system sucks. for the last 13 yrs I have watched my sister suffer. neither of these two unhuman killers should ever be released ever. I understand the pain.

  • posted at 1:10 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.


    There are no posible words that describe how a person feels about losing a child. Those men took something that can't be replaced. When your a mom you never stop worrying about your children no matter what age they are.Cyndi knows you love her, and I hope that someone someday will tell you where she is so you can find peace.Those men do not have a concience or they would tell you what happend that night. I hope they rot in hell for what they did.



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