Wendy was last seen June 12, 2021. She lives with her long-time boyfriend and works at the restaurant that he owns.
- Multiple people had told police they thought they saw Gessing inside the Joliet Motel 6 near McDonough Street and Larkin Avenue on June 16.
- One of Gessing’s vehicles, a gray Honda CRV, was found in Joliet in the 400 block of Buell Avenue the next day, June 17.
- Gessing’s cell phone was recovered a few days later in the village of Romeoville in the area of Taylor Road.
The ongoing investigation into Gessing’s whereabouts has mostly focused on the Joliet and Crest Hill areas, the chief said.
Clark said it remains undetermined as to why Gessing’s cell phone turned up in Romeoville. The distance from where Gessing’s car was found on Buell Avenue in Joliet to Taylor Road in Romeoville is roughly 9 miles.
June 30th, it was announced that the FBI is now involved in the case.