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    Pamela Ann Nater (20) - Altoona FL, 1966

    Pamela Ann Nater

    Endangered Missing from Altoona, Florida since October 2, 1966

    Age: 20 -- Height: 5'3"-5'5" -- Weight: 120 lbs -- Hair Color: Dark Brown -- Eye Color: Brown

    Pamela's nickname is Pam. Her last name may be given as Mater or Taylor.

    Pamela and her friend Nancy Leichner (21 at the time) disappeared from a skin-diving club picnic on Sunday, October 2, 1966. The picnic was in the Alexander Springs Recreation Area of the Ocala National Forest in Lake County, Florida. They planned to scuba dive, canoe and picnic.

    The young women decided the 72-degree water in the spring was too cold and didn't go in. So as their boyfriends dived and took a canoe ride, the women began packing to go home. About 4:00 pm, as the Aquaholics gathered to leave, the boyfriends began searching for them. They found Nancy's prescription glasses and both women's purses and shoes at a picnic table, but no trace of either woman.

    Nancy was last seen on a nearby nature trail, a winding path that follows the Alexander Spring Creek. That was shortly before 12:30 pm. Pam was last seen about an hour later a short distance from the trail. Cold-case investigators in Lake County has concluded that a convicted murderer and former law-enforcement officer, long since dead, had killed them.

    Investigators said that they have discovered evidence, including a jail house confession and eyewitness accounts, that points to Gerard J. Schaefer as the person who abducted and killed the two young women. During his incarceration, Schaefer told a fellow inmate at Avon Park Correctional Facility, that he took Nancy and Pamela by gun and knife point at Alexander Springs park and killed them. The inmate kept detailed notes of his conversations, which he turned over to a corrections officer. In 1995, a fellow inmate at Florida State Prison stabbed Schaefer to death.Nancy and Pamela have never been found.

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