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Wendy Rene Smith

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The Cold Cases of York Region: Wendy Rene Smith

The Cold Cases of York Region: Wendy Rene SmithFILE No.: 1995-39764

For Wendy Rene Smith, April 13, 1995 marked her very first shift at Fantasia, a Richmond Hill adult night club. Sadly, it was also the last night anybody saw her alive. 

The 33-year-old exotic dancer started work at the club, located at 10097 Yonge St., at 10 p.m. Wendy was supposed to return to her Toronto home the next morning at 3 a.m., but she never arrived. Three days later, on April 16, 1995, her roommate reported her missing. 

Wendy had brown hair, green eyes and a nosering; she was 5'3" and weighed about 120 pounds. She was last seen at the night club wearing a black skirt, black sweater and black shoes.

At times, Wendy also went by the last name Laughlin.

From the cold case files

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