December 31, 1986
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: November 30, 1917
Age at time of disappearance: 70-years-old
Approximate Height: 5'5
Approximate Weight: 150 lbs
Hair: Brownish Grey, but sometimes wore a blonde wig.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Diabetic.
Shirley Pullen was last seen alive on December 31, 1986, 9pm, at the Save Mart Food Store, 1905 South 11th Street in Niles Township.
Police were called to Shirley Pullenís house trailer at the Windward Trailer Park, 1950 South 13th, Niles MI. on January 12th, 1987 by the park manager. The park manager advised she had not seen Mrs. Pullen and wanted to file a missing person report.
During the investigation police learned that Mrs. Pullen had 2 mobile homes at this park. One she lived in and one she rented out to a handyman. This handyman used her credit card in Mishawaka, IN after she had disappeared. Mrs. Pullenís diary also showed this same handyman extorting money from her. The only evidence left at her trailer was a half-eaten sandwich and a cigarette left to burn in an ashtray. There were no signs of a struggle and it is believed Shirley Pullen left with whoever was at her trailer the night of December 31st, 1986. Mrs. Pullen nor her remains have ever been found.
Berrien County Sheriff Department
NCIC Number: M-912578587
Source: Niles Township Website
Source: South Bend Tribune