UT - Peggy Case, 26, Spanish Fork, 9 July 1988 *Arrest*

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    Peggy Sue Case
    Missing since July 9, 1988 from Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah.
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: July 28, 1960
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 27 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3; 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; hazel eyes. She wears contact lenses or eyeglasses.
    Clothing: Black swim suit, blue tank top and blue shorts
    Scars, Marks: Burn scar on her left hand. Pierced ears
    AKA: Peggy Sue Ellsworth
    Dentals: Available
    DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Case was last seen in her hometown of Spanish Fork, Utah on July 9, 1988. Case had left a company party on July 9 with her boyfriend. They went to a private party where witnesses reported some hostilities between the two, and they left that party together. That was the last time she was seen.
    Her parents and a fellow employee at the Ensign-Bickford Company's Trojan explosives plant in Mapleton, reported her missing on July 13.
    DNA tests on family members were done to help with identification. She may not be in Utah. Foul play is suspected.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/244dfut.html
    PSCase1[1].jpg
     
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    I wonder who her boyfriend was and if he was checked out. there is no mention of that
     
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    Endangered Missing Peggy Sue Case
    Missing since July 9, 1988
    DOB: July 28, 1960
    Height: 5' 3"Weight: 110 pounds
    White female
    Blonde hair Hazel eyes.
    She wears contact lenses or eyeglasses.
    Aka: Peggy Sue Ellsworth
    Circumstances of Disappearance: Case was last seen in her hometown of Spanish Fork, Utah on July 9, 1988. Case had left a company party on July 9 with her boyfriend. They went to a private party where witnesses reported some hostilities between the two, and they left that party together.That was the last time she was seen. Her parents and a fellow employee at the Ensign-BickfordCo.'s Trojan explosives plant in Mapleton, reported her missing on July 13. Police suspect the boyfriend was involved in her disappearance. But police have no evidence of a crime. DNA testson family members were done to help with identification of a body. Foul play is suspected.

    http://kutv.com/news/local/body-dis...ere-woman-lived-when-she-went-missing-in-1988
     
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    how long will it take to verify if it was her or not?
     
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    If a match for Case comes back, they say they will reproach her former boyfriend, who’s remained a person of interest since 1988. In the meantime, police know he may have a head start.

    “There’s always that worry, but he can only run for so long,” police said.

    http://ktla.com/2017/05/23/tenant-finds-human-remains-in-cellar-of-woman-who-vanished-in-1988/
     
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    Hmm somehow I don't find the police response to him running to be very comforting.
     
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    wow, I think its pretty obvious who killed her, maybe they should get on it before he does run.
     
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    Michael Kufrin became a person of interest after friends saw the couple fighting at a party. Her family came to the home the next day looking for her. "We were met at the door of her apartment by her boyfriend who had a gun on his hip," recalled her father, Richard Ellsworth.

    Police say Kufrin was the last one to see Peggy Sue. Kufrin kept insisting that he was still in touch with her but never did offer any evidence that she was around. He was arrested in Nevada driving a vehicle belonging to Peggy Sue that was reported stolen.

    "He continued to be very difficult to deal with," said police. "As far as the investigation, he didn't want to talk to police. He didn't want to give any information at all. Zero."

    Court records show Kufrin spent time at the Utah state prison for stealing his boss' truck.

    At his 1990 parole hearing, he refused to answer questions about Peggy Sue's disappearance.

    Kufrin now lives outside of Chicago. His father said he has not spoken to his son in months and doesn't know his whereabouts. Calls to Kufrin himself were not returned.

    http://www.good4utah.com/news/forme...ill-solve-1988-womans-disappearance/720031392

    background info:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4536258/Skull-Utah-home-missing-woman-Peggy-Sue-Case.html
     
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    Michael I. Kufrin, pictured here about 1988

    Kufrin, then 32, lived with Case for five years before she was reported missing in July 1988. Friends last saw Case leaving a hot-tub party in Payson on July 9, 1988, with Kufrin, whom witnesses described as jealous of the way Case had interacted with other men there.

    On Wednesday, Spanish Fork police named Kufrin as a "person of interest" in Case's disappearance, and confirmed that law enforcement officers believe Kufrin is living in Illinois. If the Utah County attorney's office files charges, police there will detain Kufrin.

    http://www.sltrib.com/home/5327893-155/human-remains-identified-as-utah-woman
     
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    Saw this thread posted on another one.

    How do you know he lives in California now?? Link please. :findingalink: I tried searching him on FB, but no one by that name.... just the articles of her skull found. Maybe he never had one.

    So California or Chicago??

    from the article above ^^ post #16 by JerseyGirl

    In the days after the party, Kufrin called Case's employer to report that she was ill. He then told her employer that she'd left the state to buy a car and would not be returning to work, Tribune articles say. Suspicious of what Kufrin told them, Case's co-workers reported her missing.

    If she left out of state of buy a car, why wouldn't she come back to her house??? :thinking: That sure doesn't "fly" with me!

    same article:
    Police discounted "several stories" Kufrin gave them in the months after Case's disappearance, Tribune articles say. "We feel he has not been straight with us," a 1988 news release from police said of Kufrin.

    No *****!!!! :facepalm:


    :rose: RIP PEGGY SUE! :rose:
     
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    :bump: up for Peggy Sue!

    Can't find anything recent....
     
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    Here is an article from 1990:

    During a parole hearing, members of the Utah Board of Pardons got nowhere with Michael I. Kufrin on the subject of Peggy Ellsworth Case. Case, 28, was last seen alive in Kufrin's company, authorities say."I don't want to talk about it," Kufrin replied to repeated queries from board members.

    Police have identified Kufrin as the prime suspect in the disappearance. Meantime, Kufrin is serving a zero-to-five-year prison term for the unrelated crime of attempted theft.

    Several members of Case's family attended Kufrin's parole hearing, but they were not allowed to address the board because the disappearance had nothing to do with Kufrin's prison term.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/126276/INMATE-STILL-WONT-TALK-ABOUT-MISSING-WOMAN.html
     
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    :bump: for Peggy!

    Wasn't her BF suspected? Any "new" news?

    TIA! :wave:
     

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