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Wilda Benoit

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Wilda Benoit
BornWilda Mae Benoit
(1978-01-13)January 13, 1978
DisappearedJuly 23, 1992 (aged 14)
at her family's home in Cameron Parish, Louisiana
StatusMissing for 29 years and 6 days
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
Height5 feet 0 inches (1.52 m)
💪 Weight100 lb 100 lb (45 kg)

Wilda Mae Benoit (born January 13, 1978)[1] is a missing person as of July 23, 1992.[2][3] She is featured in Soul Asylum's music video for Runaway Train.[4]


Benoit was seen was last seen at her family’s home in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.[5][6][7] At the time of her disappearance, Benoit was heavily sedated due to a shoulder injury she suffered earlier, as well as wearing a hospital gown.[8]

Investigation and aftermath[edit]

There is very little information about Wilda Benoit's unsolved disappearance, although her disappearance was reclassified from a runaway to endangered missing in 2005.[9]

At one point, authorities believed that she may be living in Florida. Benoit's sister had stated that she may have left home because she was not happy with her living situation. In 2005 her case was reclassified from a runaway case to an endangered missing persons case.[10][11] Her parents believe she did not leave of her own free will.[12]

See also[edit]

  • List of people who disappeared mysteriously


  1. Good, Meaghan Elizabeth. "The Charley Project: Wilda Mae Benoit". charleyproject.org. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  2. "The Doe Network: Wilda Mae Benoit - 420DFLA". www.doenetwork.org. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  3. "What Happened to the Missing People from Soul Asylum's Runaway Train Video?". itchyfish.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  4. SoulAsylumVEVO (2010-02-26), Soul Asylum - Runaway Train, retrieved 2017-05-06
  5. "GINA For Missing Persons - Wilda Mae Benoit". www.411gina.org. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  6. "Wilda Mae Benoit". www.nampn.org. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  7. "Wilda Mae Benoit - Louisiana Missing Person Directory". missingin.org. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  8. "LA - WILDA BENOIT: Missing from Creole, LA - 23 July 1992 - Age 14 | Crimewatchers.net". www.crimewatchers.net. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  9. "WILDA MAE BENOIT". wildamaebenoit.tripod.com. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  10. "WILDA MAE BENOIT". wildamaebenoit.tripod.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  11. "missing teen | Crimewatchers.net". www.crimewatchers.net. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  12. "GINA For Missing Persons - Wilda Mae Benoit". www.411gina.org. Retrieved 2017-06-08.

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