05-30-2013, 12:33 PM #1
HI - Lucy Pacheco, 60, & Albert de Mattos, Honolulu, 9 December 1965
This is the most interesting case. Puzzling and bizarre, but so sad for both families. I've been researching the case and hope some local Websleuthers in Hawaii come aboard on this one. And even though their police cases are no longer active due to the passage of time, I believe someone out there still knows something:
LUCY T. PACHECO
Disappeared December 9, 1965.
Last seen in Oahu, Hawaii.
Doe Network Case File: 1603DFHI
Case Summary: Pacheco and her fiance', Albert A. De Mattos (whom she had only known for three weeks and is also missing) were last seen when they went for a ride in his gray-blue 1957 4-door Pontiac Sedan, license plate number 5A-3514. She told family that they were to return after a short while and they were never seen or heard from again, nor was the car ever seen or found as well. Their banks accounts were left untouched, and police checked activities of inter-island travel for them and the car, but nothing surfaced which led them to believe they and the car never left the island. One month later, a Sears employee told police he waited on a couple matching their descriptions, but the sighting was never confirmed.
The Charley Project and Doe Network have some inconsistencies about the case, but seems CP has more accurate info even though the date of disappearance is wrong. I tried contacting the daughter on her mother's memorial page, but the email is old and was returned undeliverable.
I wonder if police ever searched island junkyards during that time and throughout the years afterward for any 57' Pontiac Sedans or their parts? They would be able to trace something through records and ledgers of vehicles and parts.
05-30-2013, 02:26 PM #2
Lucy T. Pacheco lived at 1218 Luawai Street. On the street view in google maps, it show the house as the second one in from the street. Also, a carport with the numbers 1218 can be seen as well as it may be the same one that she used in 1965.
Albert de Mattos lived a few minutes southeast of Pacheco on 915 Koae Street. On the street view, it's a very nice house with a beautifully sculpted hedge garden. The home must have kept it's spendor since the 1960's as it is still in great condition.
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05-30-2013, 04:18 PM #3Richard Castle " There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better."
05-30-2013, 04:33 PM #4
http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t7263.htmRichard Castle " There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better."
05-30-2013, 04:36 PM #5
I don't know that much about old cars but maybe this is the make and model? 1957 Pontiac Super Chief Catalina Sedan. Car just disappears on an island?
Richard Castle " There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better."
05-30-2013, 04:37 PM #6
Yes, they only knew each other for three weeks and were engaged. Police let a few months pass on the case as they thought they ran away to elope and would return. They started to get concerned when that never happened. And well, by that point, the police lost valuable time.
Also, it was stated that de Mattos was carrying $800 the day and time they vanished. That's a lot of money to carry around back then, even today. Question is, did he always carry that much amount with him? Or did he flash is around while in public?
Also, police and search & rescue scoured and combed the local hills, valleys, and roads for the car if they had gotten into an accident and the search yielded nothing.
05-30-2013, 04:41 PM #7
05-30-2013, 04:44 PM #8
I'm thinking about creating a web and print flyer for Pacheco. It might be able to generate some leads.
05-30-2013, 09:33 PM #9
I created a web and print flyer for Lucy T. Pacheco. Both are hi-res and can be viewed and downloaded from my facebook page, the web flyer is for passing and posting around the internet and email. And the print flyer image is 300 ppi, suitable for any printer.
I cleaned up her photo I found on the net tremendously and enhanced it. So it looks a whole lot better for being a low-res image.
05-30-2013, 09:39 PM #10
05-30-2013, 09:45 PM #11
05-30-2013, 10:26 PM #12
I did some more research and I was trying to find the June 1996 Star Advertiser article online in newspaper archives, but none of the archives carry that paper. Even tried google's, but no luck. I wanted to read the last half that is posted on Lucy's memorial website. The website hasn't been updated since 1999. I need to see if her daughter has facebook or twitter.
05-31-2013, 12:52 PM #13
FYI for all interested Websleuthers in this case:
After trying to locate Lucy's Pacheco's daughter, Betty Jane Bradley, to gain more information regarding the case, Plumeria5 discovered Betty had passed away in Honolulu in 2007.That explains why Lucy's memorial site and Lucy's search ceased the last several years. Thank you to Plumeria5 for this info.
Also here is Betty's obituary from the Honolulu Star Bulletin 2007:
Betty Jane Bradley
Sept. 10, 2007
Betty Jane "B.J." Bradley, 58, of Kapolei, a Waikiki Trader Corp. computer programmer and office manager, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John R. Fa'asisila, brother Gilbert Pacheco and sister Dorothy Jose. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
And from that, I found out that her brother, GILBERT CASIMIRO PACHECO (Lucy' son), passed away in 2011:
GILBERT C. PACHECO
Age 72, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away February 2, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born May 3, 1938 in Honolulu. A 10 year veteran of the Army National Guard. An employee of Hopaco, City Transfer Co., American Movers and as a driver on several movie and television shows shot in Hawaii.
He is survived by wife, Eileen C. Pacheco; son, Lawrence E. Pacheco; daughter-in-law, Napua Ahina; sister, Dorothy Jose; numerous nephews and nieces.
Visitation 9:30am Friday (February 18) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui Street, Honolulu), Funeral Service 10:00am. Burial 1:00pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire.
**Note: I see Gilbert's son, Lawrence E. Pacheco, was named after his grandfather (Lucy's late husband who passed away in 1963) and who was mentioned in the 1966 Star Advertiser article. And in Gilbert's obituary it states he worked in the film and television business... and it looks like Lawrence E. Pacheco became a Producer and Editor with various Hawaii projects: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0655301/ and he has a demo real online: Lawrence E. Pacheco's Demo Reel - YouTube
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06-01-2013, 02:43 AM #14
A few more details including the search, where they searched, and who was in charge.
Reading the "Missing Pair Baffle Families" article is concerning, especially Detective Joe Lum's remarks that they probably went to "have a good time." Lucy left a stew cooking on the stove. She planned to return home soon. Wish the bottom of the article wasn't cut off!
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