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PonderingThings
01-17-2006, 10:28 PM
http://www.nampn.doenetwork.us/cases/pitzer_april.html

http://www.nampn.doenetwork.us/cases/images/pitzer_april4.jpg

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

# Missing Since: June 28, 2004 from Newberry Springs, California
# Classification: Endangered Missing
# Date Of Birth: February 19, 1974
# Age: 30
# Height: 5'9"
# Weight: 120-130 lbs.
# Hair Color: Brown
# Eye Color: Hazel
# Race: White
# Gender: Female
# Distinguishing Characteristics: Small round scar on left side
of chest, no upper teeth, scar on elbow, scar on lip. Medium
complexion.
# Medical Conditions: Bi-polar and needs medication.
# Clothing: Size 6 athletic shoes or sandals.
# Jewelry: Gold hoop earrings.
# AKA: April Coggins
# NCIC Number: M-314239727
# Case Number: DR 080401661

Details of Disappearance
April was last seen in the vicinity of the 30000 block of Caspian Way in Newberry Springs, CA. She told her roommate that she was leaving on a bus to visit her family in Arkansas. She has a history of drug use. Pitzer had also been a model for a variety of clothing stores in Arkansas and Texas. She left behind two young daughters, whom she reportedly doted upon.

Note: More photos at link

PonderingThings
01-17-2006, 10:33 PM
http://www.desertdispatch.com/2006/113750694144726.html

They've found some clothing, that her mother has identified as hers.

They were found by a man who owns a mine. While he was giving a tour he found the clothing, which was down a mine shaft, and knowing about the missing persons report CONTACTED THE AUTHORITIES!

Three cheers for this man to have the presence of mind to get involved and report the find!
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/smilies/woohoo.gif

They still haven't found any trace of her, but they are still looking!

Rle7
07-30-2006, 10:23 PM
April Beth Pitzer has been missing for more than two years, but her mother still hears her voice every day.

Gloria Denton of Clarksville, Ark., is April’s mother, and she has been working with a variety of people to help find her missing daughter.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies are still working the case, and independent organizations have come forward to assist, but the most compelling help is likely to come from a new DNA method that has been helping the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner solve missing and unidentified persons cases.
Denton said her daughter went missing on June 27, 2004, shortly after they spoke on the telephone.

According to Denton, Pitzer was living at a home in Newberry Springs, and she had packed her bags to leave for the Barstow bus station.

Denton had arranged for her daughter to take a bus back home to the Fort Worth, Texas, area and was told that “Uncle Chuck” was going to drive her to the station.

But Pitzer never made it to Barstow, and her bag and clothes were found in the desert near Ludlow along with a mattress and sheet that had blood and body fluids on them, Denton said.

She said that San Bernardino County Sheriff’s investigators recently confirmed that the blood and fluids were human and that DNA testing is pending.

http://www.desertdispatch.com/2006/115427262554901.html

Rle7
05-16-2007, 01:55 PM
In the three years since April Beth Pitzer's disappearance, sheriff's detectives have followed one lead after another, each time coming up empty-handed. They've probed mine shafts, run DNA tests and analyzed the walls of a truck stop restroom in Oregon in search of the mom who went missing from Newberry Springs in June 2004.

Now, a $50,000 reward is being offered for the recovery of Pitzer and the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance. Let's Bring Then Home - a group of "advocates for the missing," according to the Web site, www. letsbringthemhome.org - is sponsoring the reward. Det. Steve Pennington of the San Bernardino County Homicide Detail hopes the reward will spark someone's interest in coming forward.

"We know that somebody knows something," he said. "It's just whether or not they will talk."

http://www.desertdispatch.com/onset?db=desertdispatch&id=592&template=article.html

Bobbisangel
05-18-2007, 03:46 AM
April Beth Pitzer has been missing for more than two years, but her mother still hears her voice every day.

Gloria Denton of Clarksville, Ark., is April’s mother, and she has been working with a variety of people to help find her missing daughter.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies are still working the case, and independent organizations have come forward to assist, but the most compelling help is likely to come from a new DNA method that has been helping the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner solve missing and unidentified persons cases.
Denton said her daughter went missing on June 27, 2004, shortly after they spoke on the telephone.

According to Denton, Pitzer was living at a home in Newberry Springs, and she had packed her bags to leave for the Barstow bus station.

Denton had arranged for her daughter to take a bus back home to the Fort Worth, Texas, area and was told that “Uncle Chuck” was going to drive her to the station.

But Pitzer never made it to Barstow, and her bag and clothes were found in the desert near Ludlow along with a mattress and sheet that had blood and body fluids on them, Denton said.

She said that San Bernardino County Sheriff’s investigators recently confirmed that the blood and fluids were human and that DNA testing is pending.

http://www.desertdispatch.com/2006/115427262554901.html


Did "Uncle Chuck" say that he got her to the bus station and that he saw her leave? She either didn't ever get on the bus or she must have got off somewhere along the way. I wonder how far it was that she was traveling...how many miles?

hoppyfrog
10-16-2007, 06:11 PM
There will be a search for April next month:

http://www.ghosttowngallery.com/htme/april-novsearch.htm

On November 2-4, 2007, a large-scale search for April Beth Pitzer's remains will be conducted near Elephant Mountain off of 1-15 outside of Barstow, California.

The November search, hosted by the Kristen Foundation (www.kristenfoundation.org (http://www.kristenfoundation.org/)) out of North Carolina, is bringing together people and organizations with the same mission: to find April Beth Pitzer.

"It's heart wrenching," explains Gloria Denton, Apri's mother, " that thousands of our adult daughters and sons being abducted, murdered and thrown out like trash. This problem has always existed but until organizations such as Let's Bring Them Home, the Kristen Foundation, Texas Equusearch, and amazing strangers such as Mike melson and Brian Hanson made a choice to care and become involved, little was ever told of the thousands of missing adults and the pain their parents and children are living with."

Volunteers are needed for the search, along with lodging, meals, water, and financial support.

"We are also needing a 'home base' for volunteers in Newberry Springs, possibly a Church," explains LaDonna Meredith, Executive Director for the non-profit missing persons advocacy group, Let's Bring Them Home.

Let's Bring Them Home is based in Gloria Denton's home state of Arkansas and is currently offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of April Pitzer and the arrest and conviction of those involved in April's disappearance.

more details at link


Here is April's NCMA page:

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200401695S

And here's her AMW page:

http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=45069


And her Texas Equusearch page:

http://www.texasequusearch.org/missing_persons/AprilPitzer.htm

A You Tube about April:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQKPZfMaH9o

hoppyfrog
10-30-2007, 08:51 PM
http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/search_1842___article.html/pitzer_missing.html

The three-year-long search for a woman who went missing from Newberry Springs continues this weekend.

Gloria Denton, the mother of the missing April Beth Pitzer, and a group of volunteers from across California, will search the desert area around Elephant Mountain near Interstate 15 outside of Barstow. The search will concentrate on an area where articles of Pitzer’s clothing were found. Denton said the search will include special equipment and spelunkers.

Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and volunteers have searched desert areas around Barstow before and mine shafts near Ludlow hoping to turn up information about Pitzer.

According to reports, Pitzer, a mother of two, went missing on her way from Newberry Springs to Arkansas, where she was originally from. Pitzer was last seen in the vicinity of the 30000 block of Caspian Way in Newberry Springs.

Denton is looking for volunteers for this weekend’s search, search equipment and financial support. To help, call Denton at

hoppyfrog
11-07-2007, 11:17 AM
http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/search_1906___article.html/denton_bones.html

November 6, 2007

Bones, hair found during weekend search for missing woman

Searchers found bones and other evidence at the bottom of one mine and a possible grave site nearby. Many bones and a small clump of hair were found at another site. Most of the bones were determined to be animal bones, but a questions remain about a few, said James Price, a volunteer with the search. Price said some of the evidence was turned over to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for analysis.

more at link

hoppyfrog
04-22-2008, 05:49 PM
http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/pitzer_3139___article.html/denton_barstow.html

21 April 08

For a fourth time, volunteer searchers will comb the desert near Barstow and Newberry Springs this weekend in search of clues to the disappearance of a missing Newberry Springs woman.

and

The search party will meet Saturday and Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the west side of the parking lot of Peggy Sue's 50's Diner in Yermo.

much more at link

AC
08-19-2008, 09:53 AM
Any new information on April?

ella's mom
03-17-2009, 01:30 PM
April was ruled out as one of the 13 bodies found in the New Mexico Desert. Although she wasn't found, at least I have a reason to give this one a bump.

I hope her family finds answers soon. It has been too long.

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/crime_krqe_albuquerque_bones_bring_queries_on_lost _loved_ones_200903161745

If you are interested in reading more about the Mass Grave found in New Mexico, a discussion can be found here:

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79948

ella's mom
03-17-2009, 01:34 PM
A website for April is below. If you are not familiar with this case, please read up on it. It is so sad that her family still has no answers.

The next search for April is scheduled for May 9-10, 2009. More information can be found in the search section on this site.

http://www.whereisapril.org/

glitterghost
03-18-2009, 04:12 PM
Her website lists her characteristics as not having any upper teeth yet:
1. she was a model
2. her photos show her having teeth?

My son and his freinds went out there (I was furious) once and reported back to me and showed me photos of many mines and some that are literally like holes in the ground. There are lots of caves and caverns out there. They seem like an organized group of people conducting the searches and hopefully are graphing their searches so all area is covered.

Im cusious as to if the clothing and bag of clothes looked abandonded like she had been staying out there OR just kinda thrown out (like out of a car)when found?

Who exactly is Uncle Chck? Is it a real family member or just someone she referred to as Uncle Chuck? Maybe i overlooked something here but was he ever located and interviewed or not?

dellemma
04-02-2009, 04:14 PM
Here's an article/blog written about April.

http://blogs.discovery.com/criminal_report/2009/03/april-beth-pitzer.html

Lavanda Dolce
03-04-2010, 12:58 PM
A Search Party is being organized with a SAR GROUP coming from Utah to California to search for April Pitzer for March 18-21st. PLEASE pass this information along to those who may live in the area and are able to assist. Volunteers over the age of `18 + ATV's are needed.
Direct link to poster:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg241/LavandaDolce/AprilPitzerSEARCHPARTYPOSTER_March1.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg241/LavandaDolce/AprilPitzerSEARCHPARTYPOSTER_March1.jpg

Lavanda Dolce
03-04-2010, 12:58 PM
Thank you for your help, in advance!

summer_breeze
03-10-2010, 09:11 PM
http://www.sbsun.com/breakingnews/ci_14639014

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Posted: 03/09/2010 08:33:46 AM PST



A crew from the television channel Investigation Discovery plans to film the latest search near Barstow for a missing Newberry Springs woman.

The crew is scheduled to film March 18 and 19 in the desert for a show called "Disappeared," said Gloria Denton, mother of April Pitzer, who has been missing since June 2004.

Lavanda Dolce
03-10-2010, 10:17 PM
http://www.sbsun.com/breakingnews/ci_14639014

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Posted: 03/09/2010 08:33:46 AM PST

Awesome, eh?

cazador
03-11-2010, 05:01 PM
I would like to list a couple of links and make a couple of statements about this case..

Years ago most of us came together on the internet to look for a missing young lady named Natalee Holloway on the island of Aruba. Although I had commented on missing persons cases and other kinds of news at Scared Monkeys original web site and other web sites too, I had done one search for a missing person in years prior.. a young girl in my community who was found in a field after being murdered. I did not walk up on her remains, others did and thank god for that as if I had I do believe I would have had a heart attack at such a sight.
It was truly disturbing..
Years later I did do another search along with Trinity Search and Rescue for missing person Nita Mayo in the Sierra mountains near Yosemite. Mike Melson who leads that team is a great man who does these searches out of the goodness of his own heart along with his wife and other team members. They are a highly qualified search and rescue team.
I have been speaking with and doing research for Gloria Denton for a few years now, who I would say has become a voice and a powerful advocate for finding the missing because of her own daughters fate. I support her in her efforts to find April Beth Pitzer and you will see her speak in many news articles and supporting other families of missing loved ones..
One of the saddest photos I have ever seen is Gloria Denton standing over her daughters clothing found while on a search. She is strong and Will Not be stopped in finding April Beth and if you can donate even 5 dollars towards this effort it would be appreciated and well spent. Gloria does not waste a dime and she is not a rich woman.
I applaud the efforts made by Gloria and all of YOU who have supported her efforts.
I know members of Blogs for Natalee have been a huge support effort for Gloria in the past and I have so much respect for them for doing so.
There have been good days and bad days in Gloria's life in this search for her beautiful daughter and her support and caring for other families of victims does not go beyond my eyes.
In the wise words of Amber Dubois grandmother
" How is the family of a missing person supposed to act ? "
God Bless you Gloria and I do pray that all search efforts bring April home to you and her daughters.

Edward Blair.. "Cazador" at WebSleuth's


http://www.whereisapril.org/photos.html

http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.com/MissingPiecesEpisode14Archive.html

Trinity Search photo page.
http://www.trinitysearch.org/tsar/tsarinaction


http://www.whereisapril.org/Images/IndianBlanketThumb.jpg
http://www.whereisapril.org/Images/GloriaDaveThumb.jpg
http://www.whereisapril.org/Images/GloriaThumb.jpg

http://www.whereisapril.org/

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0S0201_QZlLgGIAGiGjzbkF/SIG=13bfl2pid/EXP=1268421375/**http%3a//i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa118/Observer00000007/Aprils_Memorial_by_ronnie.jpg

cazador
03-20-2010, 07:28 PM
Breaking news.. I have talked with Gloria today by phone.

On wednesday San Bernadino Detectives acting on a tip relative to finding April Beth Pitzer, went to an undisclosed location and found bones at the area mentioned by the tip they had recieved.
That area is not part of the search area being searched this weekend by Volunteers and professionals looking for evidence leading to finding April Beth Pitzer.
Gloria Denton "mother of April Beth" is at the location and the bones will be tested for DNA and compared to Aprils DNA.

Lavanda Dolce
03-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Per Gloria, she asked that I post a clarification:

"yes, but the ones who found the bones...
did not know about the tip" nor did the person who was told the tip knew bones had been found until later...
The detectives had not yet released or shared any info, nor had set a time to go there...it was still, even to me "just another theory/story" So in actuality...the Det. did not, have first hand envolvement of the bones being found. I don't want him to get in any trouble by any means. Please post this for me.
There is " nothing, that says these are April's remains". It may just be simply a coincidence. There has not been a skull or pelvis located. The humorus is somewhat big, now at this time it is being called possible male..There will have to be DNA done to first determine the sex of the bones. If this is inconclusive then another DNA test for microcondinal DNA that only April and I share.
If that test says it's April, well, I don't know what to say, except praise God!! Myself and another lady also found what appears to be skull, toe bone and piece of a kneecap/knee. It has been send to the forensic anthropology dept to do a determination. These were foun in a pack/rat nest, and wash basin near Chuck Hollisters home."

Lavanda Dolce
03-25-2010, 03:21 PM
Don't forget to keep Gloria in your prayers. It is a difficult time to have to wait for results.

cazador
03-25-2010, 05:01 PM
I got her email, Thanks for the updated info.

indicajane
12-05-2010, 01:04 AM
did they ever get the dna back from the bones located?

Dejasade
12-17-2010, 01:56 PM
I'm wondering when we will hear anything..........

Dejasade
12-17-2010, 01:56 PM
I watched this story on Disappeared last night and it's heartbreaking....knowing she more than likely is in that desert, and can't seem to be found. I PRAY they find her soon...

Texas Mist
02-09-2011, 03:20 AM
April's "Disappeared" episode will be on again Feb. 9th & 10th

http://investigation.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=141.15373.130192.40769.14&start=0

bam
04-18-2011, 09:09 PM
Bump! This was shown tonight on Disappeared.

April's "Disappeared" episode will be on again Feb. 9th & 10th

http://investigation.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=141.15373.130192.40769.14&start=0

xLiqoricex
08-14-2011, 01:45 PM
I am very familiar about this case and have watched her Disappeared show over and over again. Have the bones been identified? I believe that the Chuck H. guy had something to do with her disappearance or he knows who had something to do with it. How did Aprils suit case get from Chucks house to the desert? Chuck took it out of his home or someone else went into his home and snatched it. If so, Chuck knew who came into his house to take it or he had someone take it to dispose of it elsewhere. It's a shame this guy died because I think he knew more than what was being said. This is just IMO though.

Every day I pray she is found.

JeannieC
08-15-2011, 12:17 AM
April was featured on AMW May 2007 and they mentioned the encrypted note and the death of Chuck Hollister in September 2006.

http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=45069

JeannieC
08-15-2011, 12:23 AM
This page on GhostTown Galleries shows several pictures of April. She was a very pretty woman. I hope and pray they locate her or her remains.

http://www.ghosttowngallery.com/htme/april.htm

JeannieC
08-15-2011, 12:34 AM
On December 5, 2006 April's mother Gloria Denton was interviewed on a radio program called "Missing Pieces". This is a transcript of the program.

Very interesting interview and very informative. Sounds like "Uncle Chuck" was involved in her disappearance and probable death and another man.

http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.com/MissingPiecesEpisode14Archive.html

xLiqoricex
08-20-2011, 11:15 AM
I have always knew Chuck was involved some how. Just gotta keep searching for answers and squeezing information out of people.

xLiqoricex
08-20-2011, 12:47 PM
On December 5, 2006 April's mother Gloria Denton was interviewed on a radio program called "Missing Pieces". This is a transcript of the program.

Very interesting interview and very informative. Sounds like "Uncle Chuck" was involved in her disappearance and probable death and another man.

http://missingpiecesshow.homestead.com/MissingPiecesEpisode14Archive.html


Ok, this post is going to be lengthy so I apologize.

I think the article was very interesting but it annoyed me that the person who typed it put their instead of they're, lol. I don't think it matters though.

I think Chuck knew something. He changed his story like what? About three times now. I don't buy the story that April left with a truck driver because she didn't want her mom to buy her a bus ticket. April and Gloria had already discussed the plan so why would April have so much guilt. April really want to be comforted and safe home with her mother and kids. I highly doubt she'd hop on some truck with a stranger. Why would she leave her stuff only to come back to get it later being risked being killed and put in danger again? I think April was desparate and she wanted to get out of there as soon as she could.

Chuck wouldn't let Marie Spain look inside of his house but six weeks later allowed Detective Hinijoas to look inside. I think Chuck felt obligated to talk about something that happened to April so Chuck wouldn't look totally guilty and he was just helping out. But instead of telling the truth he told a lie to make himself look good. The approximate six week gap could have given him time to clean up a possible crime scene as well. The biggest question I would for someone to answer to be able to find out is HOW did Aprils stuff get from Chucks house to the desert to be scattered around there? There's just a lot of suspicion surrounding him.

I also remember April worked at the Bagdad Cafe for a short time. The woman April worked for said that April came into work the second day on the job and saw that April look as if she was beat up by someone. She claimed April looked scared and confused. In addition, it looked like April had a black eye like someone hit her. At the time of this, April was living with someone and Chucks home wasn't too far from Bagdad Cafe. April told the woman she worked for that she lived right down the road. After April was seen with a possible black and blue eye, she was never seen again and she didn't show up for work.

I think April was moved several times from different mines so she couldn't be tracked and I think it was to throw off the LE. Because if the person responsible for moving her knew about cadavar dogs then the person not wanting to get caught would have moved April several times to different mines just to throw off LE. That could be a reason or the person(s) could have had better plans of disposing April. The dogs refused to lay down after the rain and after the search was stopped because of dangers of being trapped and so forth. So how come the dogs wouldn't lay there anymore? Was Aprils body really moved like Marie Spain suggested? Or did the rain wash away the any scent of April? I think it's a high chance April was moved to the area that had signs of disturbance when it did not before.

Who is the person with the undisclosed name? Whoever it is should be further investigated not just questioned. And if he and Chuck knew each other why wasn't he polygraphed? Or something. I think he should be. I think he could have shown up at the mine just to find out what the LE had in mind and what stuff they found if much at all. He could have been keeping tabs on them. I don't know if they were talking about that DanDan who died just after he and Gloria met. Dan Dan had owned the Red Dog Mine. And before he died he told some from friends of his that Gloria was looking in the right area she just has to look harder-something along the lines of that. But the fact that they haven't found anything yet, why make such a statement?

I'm really hoping that the DNA results will come back from the matress, the hair, that had the bloody stains on them. The clip with Chucks name on it then the bloody bed sheet, then the burried shovel without finger prints, then the comforter. Plus the CD. Whoever burried this stuff didn't want to get caught. But having something with Chucks name on it burried was pretty dumb on the persons part. I'm just super stoked and hope that LE can obtain DNA results for the blood stains. From what it looks like it could have been three men involved, especially with an 19 page criminal history who could have tortured her for days and then murdered her. From what I've heard that the blood is definitely human but the DNA results are pending of who it belongs to.

Haven't found any updates on DNA results but will keep looking.

amoreau25
11-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Has anyone heard anything yet on the DNA?

I live about an hour from where this happened, but I didn't know about it until the episode of disappeared aired. It's so sad that the only real people that could have solved this are dead... Living out in desert I have learned one thing while hiking is that there are HOLES & abandoned mines EVERYWHERE! The area where she went missing was a big mining area around the early 1900s and prior... I hope that the SB county has a map of the mines and has worked on ruling them out 1 by 1... It's so sad that it's been 7 yrs and still nothing. The desert has a way of keeping secrets.. Ever since I saw this case last year it comes to my mind everytime I am in Barstow...

Rle7
05-29-2012, 08:41 PM
A proposed gold mine reopening south of Ludlow could create hundreds of new jobs, according to mine developers. Bagdad Chase, Inc. plans to reopen the Bagdad Chase mine, said George Rodda, who serves on the board of directors for the company.

~snip~

Since 2004, the mine has played a role in a missing person case that received national attention. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies searched the area for 30-year-old April Pitzer, of Newberry Springs, who went missing in 2004 after moving to the area from Arkansas.

“There’s a lot of evidence that shows she was murdered on the mine,” Rodda said.

Deputies recovered clothing that could have belonged to Pitzer in an area mine in 2005, but never located her body.

A piece of graffiti scrawled on the wall of a truck stop restroom in Roseburg, Ore. said “want to find missing girl from Arkansas? I-15 3 miles east of Barstow,” but investigators found no signs of Pitzer at that location either.

Authorities believed that some of Pitzer’s friends would hang out around abandoned mines in the area.

http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/plans-12722-reopen-says.html

neverletgo
06-27-2012, 10:29 PM
April, I'm thinking of you and your loved ones. :heartbeat: Tomorrow will be 8 years without you!

KellysGal
08-31-2012, 06:09 PM
Any updates ?

sealevel
09-09-2012, 03:27 AM
Not much info to go on, but I thought of April when I saw this:

http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/sheriff/coroner/PressRelease.asp
Coroner case 701206194: On Sunday, September 2, 2012, at 6:50 PM, human remains were located in the desert along 49000 block of Silver Valley Rd. in Newberry Springs. The remains were determined to be those of a female (designated "Jane Doe #24-12"). Attempts to identify the remains and determine the cause of death are continuing. The incident is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department – Homicide Detail. Anyone with information is urged to call Sheriff's Homicide Detail at 909-387-3589. [09/07/12 1630 VN]

typically-a-reader
10-31-2012, 01:54 PM
Not much info to go on, but I thought of April when I saw this:

http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/sheriff/coroner/PressRelease.asp
Coroner case 701206194: On Sunday, September 2, 2012, at 6:50 PM, human remains were located in the desert along 49000 block of Silver Valley Rd. in Newberry Springs. The remains were determined to be those of a female (designated "Jane Doe #24-12"). Attempts to identify the remains and determine the cause of death are continuing. The incident is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department – Homicide Detail. Anyone with information is urged to call Sheriff's Homicide Detail at 909-387-3589. [09/07/12 1630 VN]

Did they find out who this is?
Any updates on April?
I hope her mother is doing well!

amoreau25
11-09-2012, 09:29 AM
I found this Unidentified and I thought of April. The UD was found as a skeleton in 2011 so that body has been there for a while. the only rule out so far is Jessie Foster.
The UD is here: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/9799

and the outskirts of vegas are not that far from the Newberry/Barstow/Baker area.

xLiqoricex
12-03-2012, 07:10 PM
Haven't been here in a while. Bumping for April!!! Anyone hear anything? What about the bones? Was that ruled out? Or of something else?

amoreau25
01-30-2013, 01:27 PM
Originally Posted by sealevel
Not much info to go on, but I thought of April when I saw this:

http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/s...essRelease.asp
Coroner case 701206194: On Sunday, September 2, 2012, at 6:50 PM, human remains were located in the desert along 49000 block of Silver Valley Rd. in Newberry Springs. The remains were determined to be those of a female (designated "Jane Doe #24-12"). Attempts to identify the remains and determine the cause of death are continuing. The incident is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department – Homicide Detail. Anyone with information is urged to call Sheriff's Homicide Detail at 909-387-3589. [09/07/12 1630 VN


Are these two related:


Dog brings human foot home in Newberry Springs:
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/human-36460-newberry-brings.html

i can only think of April when newberry springs is brought up. It happened in Sept 2012.

I cant read anymore without a subscription, so I cant tell if its a recent death or bones.

enchilada
04-21-2013, 03:25 PM
I just watched April's episode of Disappeared. This is the most recent article I can find, from February 6, 2013.

Still searching for April Pitzer: http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/searching-14040-springs-april.html

After nearly a decade-long search, Gloria Denton hasn’t given up hope of finding her missing daughter.

On Tuesday, Denton revealed plans to return to the area in the coming months to continue the search for April Pitzer, who was last seen alive in the desert near Newberry Springs in 2004.

Denton, who lives in Arkansas, said she hasn’t been to the area since August 2011 because she was recovering from back surgery.

(snip)

Pitzer was declared legally dead on Aug. 27 after Attorney Jeanne Kennedy agreed to file for a death certificate pro bono, Denton said.

“The girls and I thank her so very much,” she said. “It was a true, true act of kindness.”

The filing will allow Pitzer’s two daughters — ages 14 and 12 — to receive survivor benefits, Denton said.

DzrtAsp
09-14-2013, 01:20 PM
Bumping this thread because the victim's mother (Gloria Denton) will be back in the Barstow area for another round of searching for April. Anyone available to help would be deeply appreciated. :-)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missing-April-Beth-Pitzer/203568679736761

DzrtAsp
09-19-2013, 07:34 PM
BREAKING NEWS: Volunteer searchers may have located April's remains in a well near Hinkley they have been excavating for the last two days. SB coroner is responding.

neverletgo
09-20-2013, 11:59 AM
Snipped:


From underneath a tent, Denton sifted through whatever the filter left behind while others sought clues in rubble immediately around the well. Denton carefully surveyed every rock on the table top and when something had potential to be a bone, she dropped it into a Folger’s coffee can.

She then took pictures of suspected bones and sent them to Walker for examination. One piece in particular, clay-red in color and the length of a dollar bill, moved Denton almost to tears.

“Oh, my God,” she said, “what if I’m holding her?”

One volunteer was quick to point out the significance.

“You’ll be having the resolve you’ve been needing, you’ve been wanting” the volunteer said, “and you can get your life back.”

http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/second-15087-day-hinkley.html

So sad. :(

Redux
10-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Hair, possibly skull found at Pitzer dig site:

http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/pitzer-15099-possibly-dig.html


On Thursday, a handful of volunteers digging through dirt from a well off Dixie Road in Hinkley uncovered what they believe may be a hunk of skull with long brown hair attached to it, according to Pitzer’s mother, Gloria Denton.




Authorities are waiting on test results.

“Nothing has been identified as human at this point,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Det. Mike Walker said Friday.

CanManEh
12-17-2013, 09:39 PM
April's disappeared episode is on right now .... Have they ever found her remains yet ? lot's of cryptic clues written all over the place ...

Murkywaters
12-18-2013, 06:39 AM
April's disappeared episode is on right now .... Have they ever found her remains yet ? lot's of cryptic clues written all over the place ...

Yes, Aprils episode is on YouTube as well. :) But for your question if Aprils remains have been found, i personally think they have. On September 20th 2013 During Gloria's probably final search for April a person told Gloria April was buried in a a well off Dixie Road in Hinkley. They dug and and uncovered what they believe may be a hunk of skull with long brown hair attached to it. Gloria had a lock of Aprils hair with her to compare and according to her it was the exact same color. They are still waiting for the test results to come back. It seems like it's been forever to me, I can't imagine how Gloria feels. I believe they have finally found her. But I'll guess we'll have to wait and see.

bearfossils
12-24-2013, 02:38 PM
They dug and and uncovered what they believe may be a hunk of skull with long brown hair attached to it. Gloria had a lock of Aprils hair with her to compare and according to her it was the exact same color. They are still waiting for the test results to come back. It seems like it's been forever to me, I can't imagine how Gloria feels. I believe they have finally found her. But I'll guess we'll have to wait and see.

I just finished watching the ‘Disappeared’ episode on April and it broke my heart. She had just cleaned up her life and was so close to getting back to her baby girls. So, so sad. Please keep us updated on the DNA testing. I hope her family is given some answers; after all the ridiculous cryptic “clues” in this case, they deserve some solid answers and resolution. April, her daughters, and her amazingly strong mother deserve justice. I will keep them all in my thoughts.

Murkywaters
12-24-2013, 07:10 PM
I just finished watching the ‘Disappeared’ episode on April and it broke my heart. She had just cleaned up her life and was so close to getting back to her baby girls. So, so sad. Please keep us updated on the DNA testing. I hope her family is given some answers; after all the ridiculous cryptic “clues” in this case, they deserve some solid answers and resolution. April, her daughters, and her amazingly strong mother deserve justice. I will keep them all in my thoughts.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missing-April-Beth-Pitzer/203568679736761 Here's a Facebook page Gloria has made for April, She updates it often on the leads and emails she gets. Sad too say her page has been hacked a few times with people that write awful things about April and Gloria. There's so many sick people out there.

Balor51
02-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Bumping for April. Her Disappeared episode is on today. April needs to be found!

Murkywaters
02-19-2014, 07:30 AM
It's Aprils birthday today. http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6172/ik46.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/ik46.jpg/)

Gloria is also going to be doing another search on March 25th thanks to the kindness of a friend who donated the free miles to get her there.

danzn16
02-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Bumping for April. Praying for peace for her mother and answers soon


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danzn16
02-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Does anyone have any information on why her mother thinks her disappearance is related to being a federal informant on a court case?

Also I can not find the information about the chuck guy leaving cryptic clues? The link to Americas most wanted that previous posters said this information was from is no longer working


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Murkywaters
02-24-2014, 01:11 AM
Does anyone have any information on why her mother thinks her disappearance is related to being a federal informant on a court case?

Also I can not find the information about the chuck guy leaving cryptic clues? The link to Americas most wanted that previous posters said this information was from is no longer working


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Yes, Gloria has said in multiple interviews she believes April was murdered for being a drug informant. After all when April was living down in Newberry springs she ran into the same women she testified against in Arkansas seven years later and her husband went to prison because of it.

Also with the cryptic clues, Dan Dan did supposedly make a deathbed confession that Aprils mother is in the right place. 'She just hasn't gone far enough' A pretty vague statement tbh.

Also Following Chuck's death, his daughter found a sealed envelope in a lock box under his bed. The envelope read: 'If I go missing or are found dead open this up.'" The letter practically accused Dan of committing April's murder and said that he had been sought after in the murders of five other women.

Another cryptic clue was the graffiti that was written in a mens Oregon truck stop bathroom that said practically said the missing Arkansas women was close to barstow of the I-15 freeway.
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3341/c3eg.jpg (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/c3eg.jpg/)

Dan Dan is also well known for writing notes throughout the Mojave desert.

OkieGranny
07-03-2014, 04:43 AM
http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/2014/06/28/family-still-struggles-10-years-the-disappearance-of-daughter/11668431/


It's a story that made national headlines for years. April Beth Pitzer disappeared on June 28, 2004. She was last seen alive in California. She has since been declared legally dead, but her body has never been found.

On Saturday, family members and friends shared their favorite stories of the short time they had with her. But, between the innocent memories, was a dark side of Pitzer's life. Jail time and drug use plagued her for a period of time before she disappeared at the age of 30.

"I wonder what it would be like to have a mom to go to for problems," said Kennedy Pitzer, April's 13-year-old daughter. "And just knowing that she's not going to be there when I get married or help me pick out my dress is just hard."

Murkywaters
07-03-2014, 07:01 AM
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/d/story/mother-copes-with-disappearance-of-daughter/13784/rx3U3_1tZ0qa0OB_vg4Xyw

Here is another news article regarding the tenth year vigil.

It's was very hard to hear Aprils daughters speak. :(

Update: The possible evidence that were found by volunteers in Hinkley last year, the DNA test came back a couple months ago, It was determined to be animal related.

PJFL
07-17-2014, 05:25 PM
http://local.nixle.com/alert/5235530/

Murkywaters
07-18-2014, 01:13 AM
http://local.nixle.com/alert/5235530/

Gloria just posted on Facebook she is aware of the remains found, and apparently they were found just right up the way from where April went missing. I hope with all my heart this is her.