“Electronics Free” Weekend Trip Now A Search For A Missing Holland Woman

vandykeHOLLAND, Mich – Police are asking for help in locating 36-year-old Emelene Joy Van Dyke.

Emelene has been missing from her home in the 500 block of College Avenue in Holland since leaving for an apparent “retreat”, possibly in the Traverse City area on the weekend after February 14, 2013.

Police said VanDyke enjoys camping. They said camping gear is missing from her home and that’s its possible she left to go camping, but have no indication as to where she went.

Emelene was last seen by her neighbor and last heard from after sending a text message at approximately 6 p.m. on February 14 after she purchased a new car from a local car dealership and withdrew a significant amount of money from her bank.

Investigators are concerned about her well being because her cell phone and debit card has not been used since the 14th of February.

Emelene was last seen driving the new car she purchased a gray, 4D, 2013 Hyundai Accent

(very similar vehicle photo attached) bearing Michigan license plate CGE8162. Emelene has sandy blonde hair and hazel colored eyes is approximately 5’ 7” in height and approximately 200 lbs

2013 Hayndai

Anyone who has information about this case is urged to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100 or the detectives at 355-1150 .


13 Comments to ““Electronics Free” Weekend Trip Now A Search For A Missing Holland Woman”

    Holly said:
    February 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    I don't nomally post stuff but didn't the guy from Big Rapids go missing around that time last seen in Holland?

      ssdd said:
      February 22, 2013 at 6:16 PM

      thats what i thought as soon as i heard she was missing.

      wjf said:
      February 24, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      I thought the same thing, I wonder if they met on the internet.

    Retired Cop said:
    February 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    I assume they are checking her cell phone records, emails and computer search cache to see who she was communicating and what destinations she searched.

      Retired Cop said:
      February 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      comunicating with

      Blick said:
      February 22, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      Ya think?!

        Karin said:
        February 22, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        She is a friend of my daughters .Her cell phone is not working it goes right to voice mail.

    pete said:
    February 22, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    i know emeline. ive known her since she was born.i babysat her.i was told they are checking her computer and everything right now.and that her cell might not even be with her, she said she was going away for a electronics free weekend her work has allready called asking where she is. wow i hope em is found safe.they are putting her story on the news i was told in jersey where she grew up in case she decided to come back this way,

    Deanna said:
    March 6, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    If she didn't pay total cash for her new car, then that means there will be a car payment unless she has it set up using an EFT for her payment to be taken out. Wonder if there is any way for the investigators to be looking at that. Well, they probably already are anyways. Hope she is found safe.

    PROMISE said:
    March 6, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    and they need to look into exactly how much money she had in her account and if the car is paid for and if she had enough…this man might have paid for the vehicle and no one is linking it to his missing so they are not doubling up looking for it in the area that his vehicle was found.. I believe they are togeather cause all of us cannot be wrong…or can we….?? stranger things have happened, I mean he stopped to see him mom, dropped off his son, and he was an attorney..???? hmmmmm

    PROMISE said:
    March 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    and wasnt this guy from the travers city vacinity also and thats where she went to the casino…odd.

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