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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Gummeson
Given Name
Gunnel
Alternative Name
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Status
Missing

Demographics

Date of Birth
January 1, 1930
Birthplace
Age
25
Age Group
20s
Age as of Today
92
Gender
Female
Hair Color
Eye Color
Height (ft'in")
Height (cm)
Height Range
Weight (lbs)
Weight (kg)
0
Weight Range in Pounds
Build
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Distinguishing Characteristics
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
Physical Abnormality
Tattoos
Tattoo Location
Tattoo Theme
Tattoo Subject
Scars & Other Marks
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
Sweden
Languages Spoken

Possessions

Clothing (Key Word)
Clothing (Full Description)
Possessions / Accessories
Photo of Clothing or Accessories

Location

Address
City
Sheberghān
Province or State
Jowzjan
Country
Afghanistan
Postal Code
Latitude
36.6724
Longitude
65.7172

Circumstances

Date of Disappearance
May 20, 1956
Notes
In 1956, American Peter Winant and his Swedish fiancée Gunnel Gummeson were traveling across northern Afghanistan near the Russian border. Gunnel was an experienced traveler (she was returning from a volunteer trip in India) and Peter have been to Afghanistan previously. Gunnel mailed a letter to her family on May 20, letting them know her expected travel path and a few days later she and Peter arrived in Shibarghan. Witnesses claimed to see the two leaving with another passenger who had rentals. Several years later in 1963, a local Pashtun informant notified a priest that he had gained information about Gunnel and Peter during his time in the military. According to the informant, Peter was killed but Gunnel was still alive. She had been taken hostage by a wealthy clan in Qaisar, Kala Khan where she had been married and birthed a son. The informant later agreed to go undercover in the area and reportedly saw a young boy with blonde hair and European characteristics. He was not able to meet the child’s mother and later investigations failed to uncover Gunnel. Two travelers in 1967 also claimed to have seen a similar boy, but there is no evidence that he was related to Gunnel.
Taken From (Location)
Circumstances
Long-Distance Trip, Married or Dating Couple, Multiple Victims, Seen with Strangers, Traveling Abroad, With Others
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Suspect Description
Photo of Suspect

Recovered Remains

Date of Recovery
Time of Death
Cause of Death
Description of Recovery
Recovery of Remains
Tested Against (No Match)

Further Details

In-Depth Case Overview:
Map of Key Locations
Relevant Media
See Also
Peter Winant (Case #2131)
Notice URL
International Missing Fandom
Poster(s)
Other Photos
Case File Photos

Contact Police

Contact Agency
Polisen
Contact Police (Email)
Contact Police (Phone)
46 77 114 14 00
Contact Police (Local)
112
Contact Police (Website)
Polisen
Alternative Contact
Missing People: jouren@missingpeople.se

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