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    CO - Pamela Lynne Neal, 22, Englewood, 31 March 1983

    Pamela Lynne Neal
    Missing since March 31, 1983 from Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: July 18, 1960
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"; 110 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Scar on hand, scar on chin.
    Clothing: Light green colored dress with white print and a lace collar, tan hip length leather jacket.
    Dentals: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Neal was last seen March 31, 1983 in Englewood, Colorado. She worked as a bank teller and disappeared after returning to her apartment during her lunch hour. Her roommate found her lunch bag still on the table, her shoes underneath a coffee table and her purse nearby. The door to the apartment was cracked slightly open. She was seen entering the building but no one has seen her since.

    She did not own a car or frequent nightclubs.

    Foul play is suspected.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Englewood Police Department, Investigations
    303-762-2438
    or
    303-762-2460

    Agency Case Number: 83-7270

    NCIC Number: M-098855195

    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    California Department of Justice
    Rocky Mountain News
    Unresolved Homicides
    The Doe Network: Case File 1417DFCO

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1417dfco.html

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    Bumping thread up...

    It has been 27 years since Pamela went missing.

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    30 years have passed and Pamela is still missing.

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    A nicely done story on Pamela from earlier this year.

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/coldcase...lewood-2/9115/

    It seems after 31 years, they really don't have any answers but its not for a lack of trying.

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    Thanks for the article JusticeWillBeServed. Very nicely done. Sad to hear the tragic ends to those beautiful other girls stories

    Pamela's case is definitely perplexing. Seems as if someone just popped open her door (maybe someone that had been watching her for awhile or who followed her) and maybe ran at her and grabbed her, or maybe told her to come see something and she left with them; with the way things were just casually left behind and the door being ajar. But weird too, because there was no struggle, no one saw anything strange, or her leave the apt. Which these types of cases really leave me boggled since no one heard or saw anything mid-day...

    Hope this gets solved for the sake of her parents/family peace. I wonder if her father is still alive?

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    "It was 1983 when a young bank teller vanished on her lunch break"

    http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/cold-...-lunch-n352346

    Several theories have emerged about what could have happened that day. Police thought perhaps she had run down to grab her mail and was abducted there. Another scenario, the most likely according to Englewood police, was that Pamela did not lock the apartment's front door and someone took advantage of that, surprised and kidnapped her. Officials found Pamela's shoes underneath the coffee table and her roommate believed none of her other shoes were missing.

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    33 Years After Colorado Bank Teller Pamela Neal Vanished, Case Remains Unsolved

    On what would otherwise be characterized as a routine Thursday afternoon 33 years ago last week, Pamela Lynne Neal left work for her lunch break.
    Although Pamela's body has never been found, her case is listed as a homicide and not a missing person's case.

    "It would be painful if they found her body, but the uncertainty of what happened just amplifies the pain by a factor of many times," Barney Neal, Pamela's father, told the Denver Post a few weeks after his daughter vanished. The family poured thousands of dollars and hours into searching for Pamela, but have remained private in recent years.


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    Just curious-why would you go home to eat a bag lunch? Could that be a key?
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


    Stan Reid

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANDREID View Post
    Just curious-why would you go home to eat a bag lunch? Could that be a key?
    She lived really close to her job. The more detailed story I read said that she would watch her favorite soap opera during her lunch break.

    Police officers went to the third-floor apartment and found the front door to the apartment ajar. When they entered the apartment they found her lunch – a piece of fried chicken and a cheese and macaroni side dish – in an unopened bag on the coffee table.

    Her lottery ticket was still inside a wallet inside her purse, which was standing next to the coffee table. She hadn’t had time to scratch the ticket to see if it was a winner. An unopened pack of cigarettes and another half a pack, were left behind.

    Her shoes were under the coffee table, suggesting she had kicked them off when she got inside the door. The keys she usually tossed onto a chair lay on the floor. She probably missed the chair when she tossed them that day.

    Ordinarily, she’d turn on her stereo and crank up the sound or turn on the TV and watch her favorite soap opera while she ate her lunch. All the evidence suggested that she was in her apartment a very short time.
    Also:

    At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 1983, Pamela, who didn’t have her own car, left her bank window and walked two blocks east to another bank.

    She was wearing high-heeled shoes and a light green dress.She cashed a check and then stuffed several hundred dollars into her coat pocket.
    Wondering if the money was missing as well.


    http://blogs.denverpost.com/coldcase...lewood-2/9115/


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    Pam was my mother's cousin. Barney, my mother's Uncle is still alive and still very much pained by this mystery every day. I don't think he will ever find peace until he finds out what happened to his baby girl. From what I have gathered, he never ruled out Pam's boyfriend at the time as a suspect. He was ruled out, in the investigation, because he had an alibi of being in Longmont at the time of Pam's disappearance, which is about 45 miles away. There has to be someone who saw something, if she was abducted in broad daylight. I wonder if the building had any other exits, besides the front entrance. So frustrating.
    Last edited by AshieCoco; 11-13-2016 at 06:39 PM.

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    The following is a brief encapsulation of what Pam Neal's parents and friends believe to be the involvement of Art Ross in her disappearance. Unless noted the items are factual and in most cases have recorded statements to support them. The primary function of this document is to enlist possible cold case interest by the responsible authorities such as the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Cold Case Task Force, Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons and the Englewood or Denver Police Department.


    THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PAMELA NEAL Thursday, March 31, 1983

    Reference Case 83-7270, Pamela Lynne Neal
    Jurisdiction Englewood Department of Safety


    Sunday, March 27, 1983

    Sunday, Pam was at Art Ross's house and while making his bed she found a pair of panties which really upset her. A few months prior she had returned to Denver from a broken relationship with a boy in Alaska and for some reason wanted to find a friend in Art Ross. An argument ensued and she asked him to take her home but he refused. She then called her friend Stacey Garst and asked if she would come get her which she did.

    Tuesday

    She had called Art several times since the Sunday argument but was unable to contact him. She became upset and determined to confront him. Stacey's boyfriend, Mitch Hegg, and Art were friends (Pam had met Art through this relationship) thus she had him set up a lunch for the four of them thinking Art would be the one to take her back to work but he refused. In addition, at the luncheon Art completely ignored Pam adding to her frustration. Stacey took her back to work. Before dropping her off, Pam confided in her for the first time that she was afraid of him because of his violent nature. Pam told her that regardless she planned to keep calling him until she contacted him. She was simply obsessed with it according to Stacey. Stacey claims she begged Pam to drop Art...almost to the point of anger but Pam was focused like a laser and obsessed with confronting him.

    Wednesday

    Conjecture at this point...Acording to Pam”s roommate, she had not made contact with Art as yet. A prearranged meeting had to have been made inorder to produce her apparent anxiety that was indicated by evidence left in the apartment. It is possible he called her at work during her roommate's lunch break or even at her apartment. Nothing is known at this time,


    Thursday

    Pam walked a block to another bank and cashed her pay check. According to the teller she stuffed the money in her jacket pocket...approximately $300. She continued down the block to a Safeway where she bought a deli lunch and scratch off ticket. At 1:50 PM the cabinet salesmen watched Pam enter her building with her lunch from their store next door. Her roommate also saw her from her job located across the street from their apartment and confirmed the time. That was the last anyone ever saw Pam Neal with the exception of whom ever is responsible for her disappearance. Darlene Heinz, Pam's roommate, called their apartment at 2:40 PM to find out why Pam had not come back to work at 2:30 PM. They were both tellers at Key Savings. When she received no answer she went over to the apartment at 3:00 PM to investigate. At this point the bank management called the Englewood police. Pam's register was up to date and correct but where was Pam Neal ? An investigation of the apartment showed her uneaten lunch under the coffee table, shoes on the floor together, her ring on the sofa, and an indentation in Darlene's freshly made bed by the front window where someone might sit and wait while watching.

    Cold Case Facts

    The Englewood police officer in charge of the case, a Lt. Bill Belt, claimed that there were no persons of interest involved in the disappearance of Pam Neal. A complete mystery. However a closer examination of the facts would seem to contradict this. For example, Pam's part time boy friend, Art Ross, a stone mason living in Evergreen, was not considered involved as he was in Longmont to purchase stone at the time of her disappearance. But upon closer examination by the parents, the sales person that sold the stone to Mr. Ross, a Russ Reeves of Colorado Stone, stated that he bought 160 pounds of flagstone and was gone from Longmont at approximately 1:15 to 1:20 PM. This would have easily put him in the area during Pam Neal's lunch hour which was from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. The drive was driven and timed by the parents requiring approximately 60 minutes. In a taped conversation with Pam's father, Lt. Belt claimed Pam's roommate, Darlene Heinz, called prior to 2:30 PM and then again at 2:40 PM and did not get an answer and thus Mr. Ross could not possibly be involved. However Darlene is also recorded as stating that she called Pam at 2:40 and again at 2:45 PM without an answer and went to the apartment at 3:00 PM to investigate. Why would she call before 2:30 PM, Pam was on lunch break? Detective Ralph Allan and a fellow officer also drove to Longmont and talked to a sales person at Colorato Stone, a Donna Kaelin, who stated Mr. Ross arrived at approximately 12:15 PM but the store was closed for lunch until 1:00 PM. According to Ms Kaelin he then went to an A&W Root Beer up the street and returned by 1:00 PM, loaded 160 pounds of flagstone and was gone before 1:30 PM. Their return trip required 53 minutes. This is in complete accord with the facts noted by the parents. Thus a window of approximately 20 minutes was provided for Mr. Ross to have picked up Pam and therefore he should not be eliminated from consideration. A polygraph was given to those involved. It consisted of three questions according to Darlene's boy friend...Mr. Ross passed. How reliable is a three question polygraph? Darlene also stated that she observed Pam enter the apartment at 1:50 with the lunch she bought at a near by Safeway.


    In addition to the time element there are several other reasons why Mr. Ross should not be over looked as possibly being involved. Although circumstantial, but possibly related, the following listed items are worthy of note:


    • From Lt. Belt, Art knew the date and time of the father's initial visit to the police station. He secretly sat in his vehicle in the police parking lot to note the father's appearance. Why that kind of interest?
    • His initial attitude was one of indifference but soon after he became overly emotional, irrational, not normal. This was observed for several weeks in phone calls with the parents.
    • Shortly after the disappearance Art's family came to visit him and his brother moved in with him. A few months later he and his brother moved from the Evergreen house and the phone was listed in his brother's name (even though Art depended on a stone business).



    • Mr. Ross told Pam's parents that a customer and friend, a Bruce Kimberly Loundes, confided in him that he had close contact with a world reknown psychic named Keith Milton Rhinehart and that Mr. Loundes would ask him to help as Mr. Rhinehart had done this in the past with other missing people and baffling crimes. Art stated that he gave Mr. Loundes Pam's braclet to help the psychic. Mr. Rhinehart was out of the country at that time thus the braclet was sent to him. His response was a four or five page letter dictated to Mr. Loundes supposedly over the phone. The context described how a cult had kidnapped Pam, killed her, removed her vital organs, and donated them to various institutions. So impressed with this, the Englewood Police Department had the handwriting of Mr. Loundes analyzed. The handwriting expert felt that Mr. Loundes was “off the wall”. The parent's concern was the possible connection between Art Ross and Mr. Loundes. Mr. Loundes was a wealthy man with a great deal of undeveloped land in the Evergreen area and offices a few blocks from Pam's apartment. From the above related information the main question arises as to how did Art have Pam's braclet? Pam would never leave or forget any jewelry and she had not had that type of contact with Art since the previous Sunday.
    • At one point Art asked Pam's mother “Do you think someone cut her up and buried her in a hole?” Twice he asked Pam's father the same question. Stacey Garst received the same statement only with blood embellishment added, however this time it was in the form of a dream that he had.



    • Pam's brother, Brett Neal, received an email from Diane Riechert of VOHVAMP that listed eight souls that she labeled “The Off Broadway Murders” that occurred in that general area over a relatively short time period. The list was tabulated and the only body not discovered to date was that of Pam Neal. How much more of an investigation does a found victim warrant than one that is missing?



    • Art claimed that a clairvoyant had told him that a man strangled Pam because she reminded him of his previous wife, he didn't have to kill her but he did. When Pam's father confronted him with the scenario of someone that Pam knew had come by to pick her up...who would she leave with...his answer “That is an interesting theory, I 'll have to think about that.” This from Art who had all of the answers and stated again and again “That chick walked.”



    • Over the years Art has continually called the Englewood police to inquire of any new discoveries in the Pam Neal's case. This according to the Englewood police department. It questioned their interest as to his involvement.
    • In view of the information collected by the parents, how is it possible that an apparent suspect could not be vetted more intensly? It is also possible that the Englewood Police had evidence that was not shared with the parents. Previous cases that have potential and the possibility of closure should be re-examined anew. The necessity of a victims remains should not prevent a through investigation of facts having merit.

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    The family may suspect Art Ross, but I doubt he was involved. For one thing, his window of opportunity was very slim. Pamela's lunch was uneaten; therefore, she was likely abducted near the beginning of her lunch period, not the end of it (as others have already noted). Art could not have made it to Pamela's apartment until the latter part of her lunch period.
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    Moreover, Art seems like a bit of a cad and a bounder; he doesn't seem like the jealous stalker type. On the contrary, it seems like Pamela was somewhat obsessed with him, and Pamela's emotional state was far from placid. A voluntary disappearance cannot be ruled out, nor can suicide.
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    Considering the way that Bruce Loundes insinuated himself into the investigation, I think he is a much stronger suspect that Art. It is possible that he and Art could have both been involved, with Loundes abducting Pamela at a time when Art had an alibi.

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    Thank you for providing that information AshieCoco!

    The short window of time also makes me doubt that the boyfriend was involved. Do you know if he had an alibi for the rest of the day?

    How big was the apartment building where she lived? Were there a lot of residents around at that time during the day? Were they questioned right away? It just seems that it would be more difficult for a non-resident to sneak in and somehow get her out of the building, without anyone noticing. I'm assuming it wouldn't have been voluntary since Pamela's shoes were left behind.



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