07-02-2007, 08:21 PM #1
CO - Paige Birgfeld, 34, Grand Junction, 28 June 2007/Lester Jones *Guilty*
Missing Junction woman's vehicle found ablaze
By Rocky Mountain News
July 2, 2007
A missing Grand Junction woman's car was found engulfed in flames last night, a television station reported this morning.
KJCT said police and fire departments responded to the blaze about 10 p.m. in northwest Grand Junction.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents are at the scene today, KJCT said.
Mesa County authorities have been looking for Paige Birgfeld, 34, who has been missing since Thursday.
Birgfeld was last seen wearing a blue-flowered tube top and blue jean shorts and riding in a red 2005 Ford Focus, Colorado license plate 022-OOX.
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07-03-2007, 02:09 AM #2Registered User
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This doesnt sound good for her .
07-03-2007, 02:54 AM #3
The articles say that Paige got a call about 10pm Thursday night and left her kids with the live in nanny, then her car was found 3 days later burning, on Sunday night about 10pm.
07-03-2007, 06:32 PM #4
Investigators Look At Messages From Missing Woman
Here's a bit of an update:
(AP) GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Investigators in Grand Junction are looking into whether Web site postings by a missing woman may have anything to do with her disappearance.
Paige Birgfeld, 34, has not been seen or heard from since Thursday.
The Daily Sentinel reported Birgfeld posted messages on chefsuccess.com indicating she feared the return of her ex-husband, Rob Dixon.
More at link...You put the light in me...
07-03-2007, 06:40 PM #5
Dad: Escort job may be tied to woman's disappearance
And here's more...
GRAND JUNCTION — A missing Mesa County mother whose car was found torched a few miles from her upscale home may have been working as a model or escort at the time of her disappearance, her father said today.
Frank Birgfeld now worries that one of his daughter's many entrepreneurial jobs may be at the root of her mysterious disappearance.
Birgfeld, of Centennial, said he saw a business card with his daughter's name on it indicating she was involved in modeling and possibly more.
"I did not know what that is," said Birgfeld, former vice president and district director of the National Association of Securities Dealers. "As a dad, I don't know that I like the sound of it. It is an area that is ripe for speculation."
His daughter also sold baby carriers, had a dance company called Brain Dance and was an independent sales director for The Pampered Chef, an Illinois-based company that allows people to sell kitchen gadgetry from their homes.
"I got a hunch this wasn't because she had an irate Pampered Chef customer," said Birgfeld, who was busy plastering the Grand Junction area with fliers Tuesday.
Much more at link...You put the light in me...
07-03-2007, 07:41 PM #6
She was scared that her ex husband would find out she was back with her first husband....
Devoted mother who would not leave her children...
Several possibilities and none are good to think about.
07-15-2007, 08:23 PM #7
Searchers Find Missing Woman's Checkbook Along Highway
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The search for a Grand Junction woman who has been missing for two weeks intensified over the weekend as hundreds of volunteers set out in search of information in the case.
Searchers found 34-year-old Paige Birgfeld's checkbook and a series of checks along a two-mile stretch of a highway.
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07-15-2007, 09:02 PM #8
Searchers find belongings of missing woman
About 10 Sheriff’s deputies and 40 volunteers from the Abbey and Jennifer Recovery Foundation are participating in the search today, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Gierhart said.
“We’re searching the roadway — both sides of the road,” Hilkey said. “The items are limited to a short distance.”
He added: “Are other items in the area within the same distance?”
Searchers are trying to find items scattered along the highway outside of the two-mile stretch where some were discovered earlier Sunday.
More: http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/conte...xsvc=7&cxcat=7Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.
07-15-2007, 09:11 PM #9
Searchers find "personal items"
A series of checks, a check register and several personal items belonging to a woman missing for more than two weeks were found this morning scattered along the median of Highway 50 several miles from Grand Junction.
Frank Birgfeld, father of missing 34-year-old Paige Birgfeld, said he didn’t know what the other items were and was with a different group of searchers when the discovery was made.
"In terms of optimism, can it be?" Birgfeld asked. "Is this is the proverbial trail of bread crumbs left by Paige? You kind of like the sound of that as a dad." His daughter has been missing since the night of June 28. Her car was found burning in a gravel parking lot of an auto parts distribution warehouse July 1 and the investigation into her disappearance has revealed much about her life — including her juggling several jobs ranging from Pampered Chef salesperson to running an independent escort service.
More: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...630488,00.htmlRest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.
07-15-2007, 11:04 PM #10
GRAND JUNCTION – The father of a missing woman says searchers have found some of his daughter's personal items, including a series of checks he believes could be a trail left behind on purpose.
The searchers were looking for clues in the disappearance of Paige Birgfeld, a woman who has been missing for more than two weeks.
Frank Birgfeld, Paige's father, tells MSNBC that searchers found his daughter's checkbook and a series of her checks, along Highway 50 near Lands End Road, sound of Grand Junction.
The area is about 10 miles from where her burnt-out car was found on July 1.
Searchers tell 9NEWS they also found Paige's Blockbuster card and a couple of health cards.
"It kind of spurs you on. You never know what you're going to find," one searcher said.
"It's very important," said Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hikey. "It's a piece of the puzzle. We have talked about this before. You never know which piece of the puzzle is going to cause other pieces to fall together and give you some great progress."
07-16-2007, 02:38 AM #11Registered User
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Wow, I don't know what to think about her things being scattered along the road. Either her dad is right and she got the chance to toss items out the window without being seen or her abductor just tossed them out as he drove along the road. It isn't looking good because of the amount of time that she has been missing though. I wonder if they know who she got the phone call from that night around 10:00 pm. They must know as they can check phone records of incoming calls can't they? Is there a way to find out who called in?
I wonder if the 2nd husband knew that Paige was seeing her 1st husband? Do both husbands have air tight alibis for that night? In her profession it could be just about anyone that abducted her but she must have went out to meet her abductor so would it have been a client? Lots of questions and no answers.
07-16-2007, 09:02 AM #12
Not that she deserved this in any way, but, GOSH, she certainly was living a lifestyle that puts you at high risk for foul play. What is wrong with these people??
07-16-2007, 09:43 AM #13
I think this is a case that Texas Equusearch needs to take on. That's amazing that they found some of her stuff...I hope it means she was leaving a trail for investigators to follow, and not that a perp was dumping her things.
07-16-2007, 01:10 PM #14
I have followed this case in the media some, but had not heard of the articles they found on the roadway. It sounds like a good lead, however, it could be a way to throw LE off the real course.
She sounds like a type-A personality/workaholic. They don't define themselves financially, but with the challenge to excel at everything they do. The money isn't the driving force.
Could she have gotten herself into an unsavory situation? Of course, but she was a very smart woman. It doesn't sound to me as if she were meeting anyone in a business capacity. She would have dressed for it and been prepared. I tend to think her going missing had nothing to do with any of her activities related to her lifestyle or business ventures myself.
Her car being burned and left to be found is quite telling. If they wanted to leave no traces behind...they would not have parked it where they did for the FD and LE to find. They would have driven it into the water somewhere and allowed it to sink so not to be found. The person or persons responsible are taunting LE or they are leaving blatant clues to foul play for another reason."WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"
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07-18-2007, 05:00 PM #15Registered User
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Information From Accident Could Help In Birgfeld Case
Information surrounding a traffic accident could help authorities piece together clues in the case of a missing Grand Junction woman.
Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators want information from motorists who were diverted around an accident the evening of June 28 at 23 and G roads. Paige Birgfeld’s Ford Focus was found burned out at about 10:30 that night at 727 Road 23 near the location of the crash.
“We can’t say why we’re looking but we’re interested in the detour routes that people took,” said spokeswoman Heather Gierhart of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. “I think there were many detour routes. There are so many people who could have information or could have seen something.”
Gierhart said investigators aren’t interested in the accident itself, but in things people may have seen while rerouted around the accident. People with information should call Mesa County Sheriff’s investigator Peter Burg at 244-3263.
In other news, authorities haven’t found evidence of body in the Grand Valley Canal, as reported to police by a passer-by on Monday. Deputies have been checking traps at various points two miles downstream from the possible sighting in the canal between Seventh and 12th streets. Gierhart said deputies will continue to visually check the canal for about a week.
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