Left and Center: Pamela circa, 1982
Right: Age Progressed to age 48
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: September 13, 1982
Missing From: Atwater, Merced County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: September 2, 1965
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5’1″ and 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial Female; Pamela is Asian and Hispanic, Black hair, Brown eyes, Pamela had braces on her teeth at the time of her disappearance, she has a dimple on her left cheek and a small mole under her right eye, Pamela wore large framed eyeglasses, her nickname is “Pam”
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue/pink checkered shirt, blue corduroy pants, and a pair of blue Nike shoes
NCMEC Number: 604003
Details of Disappearance
Pamela was last seen in Atwater, California on September 13th 1982. She was last seen in the morning hours after she was dropped off at school. She was seen speaking to an unidentified individual on a pay phone in the front area of her school. She was never seen again.
Her mother arrived at the school at approximately 1:30 pm to pick Pamela up but she was nowhere. She waited until 2:00 pm and then asked the school to page her. Pamela did not respond to the page and her mother contacted her father. Pamela was reported as a missing person at 4:30 pm.
Investigators refused to take her report because they needed to wait approximately 24 hours to declare someone as missing. She has never been seen or heard from again. She hasn’t used her social security number since the time she went missing and the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.
At the time of her disappearance, Pamela lived on Rainbow Lane with her parents and younger brother. She was a senior student at Atwater High School and had plans of graduating early. She also a classical pianist and has a black belt in karate and was into aerobics at the time.
Pamelas father has since died and her mother has since moved to Oregon and remarried. She continues to search for her daughter and hopes for answers in her disappearance.
Some agencies classify Pamela’s disappearance as an endangered runaway and state she disappeared from Merced, California on September 13th 1986. Merced Police are investigating her disappearance. Her date of birth might be listed as September 21st 1965 and her age as 16 with some agencies. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Merced County Sheriffs Office 209-385-7444