What Happened to the Fandel Children?

Robin Barefield
7 min readJun 21, 2019

Most parents admit they can imagine no nightmare worse than the disappearance of a child, but how do parents cope when this horror strikes twice, and two children disappear from the same family? What happened to Scott and Amy Fandel?

Sometime during the late-night hours of September 5 or the early morning hours of September 6, 1978, Scott Fandel, 13, and Amy Fandel, 8, vanished from their Sterling, Alaska home on the Kenai Peninsula, 136 miles (218.9 km) south of Anchorage. The mystery of what happened to the Fandel children has baffled police for over four…

Robin Barefield

I am an Alaska wilderness mystery author and a podcaster: Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier. https://murder-in-the-last-frontier.blubrry.net