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Family looking for answers in girl's disappearance

Tips needed to find Wendy Hudakoc
Posted at 10:28 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 06:50:35-05

A Naples family is still looking for closure two decades after Wendy Hudakoc disappeared.

"She was a lot of fun," said her older sister Sharlene Boyatt.

Boyatt hasn't heard from her sister since November 15th, 1998.

"You hear a song you smell something, you hear something, someone happens to ramble something off and its right back., she's always right there," said Boyatt.

14-year-old Wendy snuck out her room with and met 18-year-old Ronald DePeppo.
The two drove to a party near downtown naples.

"That was the last she was seen by anybody, other than him."

No one knows what happened to Wendy after that night.  DePeppo isn't a suspect, and Sharlene says he hasn't been helpful in finding Wendy.

"She didn't just vanish, nobody just vanishes into thin air, somebody knows something."

Sharlene says it weighs on her each and everyday, she just wants that burden lifted.

"I don't think I'll ever find her alive, I don't think I'll ever go up and be able to give my sister a hug again, or talk to her, ask her what happened, but I would like to find her remains and put her to rest."

Anyone with information on what happened to Wendy Hudakoc is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office or Crimestoppers.