Episode 37: Joann Hakes

February 12, 2018

In January of 2015, 42-year-old Joann Hakes went missing from Afton, Wyoming. She had been living at the Silver Stream Lodge with her boyfriend, a man named Ronald Weerheim. On the night of January 3rd, Joann and Ronald were drinking at the bar on the property of the Silver Stream. According to Ron, Joann was drunk and making a scene, so they left. Once outside, Joann got into a truck with two men and left, never to return.

But much is contested about the details of this story, including from the owner of the Silver Stream and a close family member who saw Ron that night. In addition, Joann’s daughter, Laura, thinks Ronald may been the cause of her disappearance.

In today’s episode, we speak to Laura about Joann’s life and relationships, and try to figure out what could have happened to her that night.

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If you have any information, please contact:

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: (307)877-3971

Wyoming – Division of Criminal Investigation (307) 777-7181

Joann and Ron.

Joann with daughter, Laura, and grandson.


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