Denise Wells, from Haskell, Oklahoma, was traveling cross-country in April 1994 to to visit with a childhood friend in New Jersey. She dropped off her son at her parents' home April 10 before she left on the trip. She reportedly checked into the Pike Motel in Middlesex Township, outside Carlisle, and asked for directions to McDonald's, at about 8 p.m.
The last time anyone heard from Ms. Wells was when she called her friend in New Jersey about 7:30 p.m. April 12. Wells' disappearance was discovered when her friend arrived at the Pike Motel early on April 13 to meet Denise as they'd planned. The friend immediately filed a missing person report with Middlesex Township police.
Her white, Plymouth Acclaim, rented in Tulsa, was found abandoned in a rural part of Perry County, near New Germantown, along Route 274, early in the morning of April 13. State Route 274 runs through the Tuscarora State Forest near New Germantown in the western end of Toboyne Township, Perry County. (Information retrieved from NamUs.gov)