Family of missing North Dakota woman puzzled by her disappearance

July 26, 2023

WEST FARGO, N.D– (KFGO/KVRR) — The family of a missing West Fargo woman still have no leads as to where she might be.

The last contact anyone had with 50 year-old Jonett Wanner was when she logged out of work from her home at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11th.

According to police, Wanner could be driving a grey 2017 Nissan Rogue with North Dakota license plates 261 AZY, and may have her dog with her.

Authorities said Wanner does not have her cell phone with her.

Since her disappearance over two weeks ago, Wanner’s family has been traveling to areas they think she could be.

“She used to have a lake cabin on Leaf Lake. She used to travel with her daughter to the Duluth area as well as to the Sauk Lake area,” Wanner’s sister-in-law, Audrey Aberle said. “To the west, originally, we’re from the Wishek-Napoleon area. So, we have people out there passing flyers, looking for the vehicles.”

Wanner’s family is using social media to spread the word, and are leaving flyers across the region to try and bring her home.

“We have looked around parking lots. We’ve been traveling a lot, trying to find and locate her, especially to places that she would go with her daughter,” Wanner’s twin sister Joenelle Bachman said. “We’ve been doing a lot of traveling these days.”

Wanner’s brother, Jeff Aberle, said tracking her has been difficult since she hasn’t used any of her credit cards since her disappearance.

West Fargo Police said there are no new updates, and the department is “doing everything possible to locate Jonett.”

“I’m thinking it’s probably because we don’t really have a lead of where she might be. We don’t have a direction of where she might be or anything,” Bachman said. “That’s why we really need people to help us out if they spot anything or see anything. Just let us know so we can go search that area.”

Wanner’s family said she’s always been good about telling them if she goes on vacation.

Anyone with information about Wanner or her whereabouts is asked to contact West Fargo Police.