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    CO - Paige Birgfeld, 34, Grand Junction, 28 June 2007

    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.

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...611853,00.html

    and also:
    http://www.gjsentinel.com/blogs/cont...ght_for_m.html

    This is a friend of an online friend of mine.

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    This doesnt sound good for her .

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    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.

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    Investigators Look At Messages From Missing Woman

    Here's a bit of an update:

    http://cbs4denver.com/local/local_story_184104855.html

    (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...

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    Dad: Escort job may be tied to woman's disappearance

    And here's more...

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...613687,00.html

    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.


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    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.


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    You put the light in me...

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    She was scared that her ex husband would find out she was back with her first husband....

    Escort/modeling service....

    Devoted mother who would not leave her children...

    Several possibilities and none are good to think about.

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    Case of Missing Colorado Woman Paige Birgfeld Baffles Investigators

    Colorado authorities are baffled by the case of a missing mother of three and are investigating whether she may have staged her own disappearance.

    Paige Birgfeld, 34, of Grand Junction, Colo., has not been seen or heard from since June 28. The Mesa County Sheriff's Department is still listing it as a missing persons case.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288173,00.html

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    Focus Narrowed In Search For Missing Mom

    Mesa County sheriff's investigators are focusing on "some individuals" who had contact with a Grand Junction mother days before her disappearance, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

    Paige Birgfeld, 34, has been missing since June 28.

    A few days later, her car was found in flames in an empty parking lot less than 3 miles from her home.

    Sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Gierhart would not identify the people they were focusing on or say what investigators are looking at.

    Gierhart confirmed that investigators think Birgfeld, a mother of three, had been working for an escort service.

    http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_6308558

    Well, I'm glad LE is getting focused on this odd disappearance. Sounds like she might have gotten into a bad situation through her work as an escort.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288556,00.html

    A little more information on the case.

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    Secret Life Surprises Kin, Pals Of Missing Woman

    For most of last week, friends and family of a missing Grand Junction mother were surprised on an almost- daily basis as they learned the secrets she had been keeping.

    Over the weekend, they found out one more: She went by another name.

    Paige Birgfeld, 34, occasionally told people her name was "Carrie," police said, also announcing for the first time that they suspect she is the victim of foul play.

    Birgfeld used the pseudonym with customers of an escort agency before she disappeared June 28, Mesa County sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Gier hart said.

    The investigation is focusing on people who were in contact with "Carrie" and the agency, "Models Inc.," around the time she went missing, Gierhart said.

    Birgfeld's involvement with the escort service was a surprise to friends and family last week.

    "We didn't know any of this," her mother, Suzanne Birgfeld, said Sunday.

    But, she said, the new information helps the search for her daughter, whose three children, ages 8, 6 and 3, are beginning to really miss her.

    "We added the name 'Carrie' to some of the fliers we're handing out," she said, adding that she did not know where the name came from.

    Gierhart said there are "potentially" other names Birgfeld used, but investigators have yet to confirm that.

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_6329449

    Wow, she certainly led a mysterious, complicated life. That's too bad. It must be a real shock to everyone.


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    Secrets, Lies, and Housewives

    The details of the Birgfeld case are still emerging and it's too soon to know what drove her to allegedly work in the escort business.

    But forensic psychologists say that people who lead dual lives are often driven by many of the same factors, including easy money, possible personality disorders and the thrill of illicit and sometimes dangerous activities.

    "There's no one profile," said Gregg McCrary, a retired criminal profiler with the FBI. "It's usually a combination of things -- money, emotional needs, the need to have a secret life, the need to be risk taking."

    That duality can lead to dangerous consequences. "If the secret life is more rewarding than the normal life, then you may get addicted to the secret life," said forensic psychologist Katherine Ramsland. "The two lives are going to clash one way or the other."

    Experts who spoke with ABC News discussed some of the common factors that can lead otherwise average people to participate in illicit activity such as escort services. Those factors may or may not be in play in the Birgfeld case, and none of the experts was intimately familiar with the details of her case. Some forensic psychologists pointed to significant differences between running an escort service and some other types of secret activity, like an affair with a student.

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/Sto...3361526&page=1

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    Volunteers To Help Search For Missing Grand Junction Woman

    Hundreds of volunteers are ready to start a search for Paige Birgfeld, the missing Grand Valley mother of three and adult dancer.

    "We have tons of volunteers," said Connie Flukey, director of the Jennifer and Abby Recovery Center.

    Birgfeld was last seen two weeks ago and was reported missing on June 30. The next day, her car was found on fire about two miles west of her home in north Grand Junction.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...64/detail.html

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    Burned Car Tied To Missing Mom's Vanishing

    Investigators believe the torching of Paige Birgfeld's car three days after she vanished is connected with the disappearance of the mother of three young children, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said Wednesday.

    "It was arson, and the car burned from the inside out,'' Hilkey said. "From all the circumstances surrounding it, we believe it is tied to her disappearance.''

    Birgfeld, 34, vanished June 28 and was reported missing two days later. The next evening her car was found burning in a parking lot about three miles from her upscale home.

    While friends knew her as a devoted mother with several businesses, including selling products for the Pampered Chef, Birgfeld also worked as an escort through Models Inc., which she owned and promoted on the Internet. Her online alter-ego was Carrie, and investigators, who suspect foul play, hope her business holds the key to her fate.

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...625184,00.html

    Sounds like LE is closer to solving this disappearance. I hope they narrow it down to a single POI.

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    I wonder who it was that called Paige at 10:00? I hope LE could trace the phone call and maybe have a lead through the phone call. She must have left to meet someone...probably the caller or maybe one of her escort girls was having a problem. She didn't dress up to go though so it wasn't an escort date.

    I can understand why she needed so many jobs and a large income....she lived in an upscale neighborhood...had three kids...and a nanny. I wonder if she received child support for her kids? Her car was fairly new and it sounds like she lived a life that probably cost quite a bit to maintain.

    I wonder if she wasn't afraid that her ex-husband would find out about the escort service and be really angry because of the children. I can only imagine how shocked her family are about her lifestyle. I wonder what kind of modeling she did and if the escort business was more then just accompaning a male to some event or dinner. I'm sure LE will dig deeper and figure it all out. I wonder if she was dating anyone steadly?

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    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.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...s=den&psp=news
    Rest 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.

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