Real Name: Linda Sobek
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: November 16, 1993
Details: Linda Sobek was a beautiful five-foot-four blonde actress and model whose career was finally taking off when she vanished. She had an upcoming role on the FOX-TV series, "Married With Children," but she failed to make her costume fitting for the series when she vanished. That morning, Linda informed her mother she was running late for a photo shoot and then departed to never come back again. A road crew worker near the Angeles National Forest discovered photographs of Sobek, her date book, and a receipt for the loan of a Lexus 450 sports-utility vehicle in a trash receptacle near the highway, which he turned over to the police.
Extra Notes: This segment ran for the first time on October 27, 1995.
The murder of Linda Sobek was used as the basis of an episode of the CBS-TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The episode was called "After the Show."
Results: Solved. Police investigation eventually lead to photographer Charles Rathburn, who initially told police that Linda's death was an accident, he had accidentally struck and killed her, but this was contrary to what police already knew from the case. Linda's remains were found partially buried in the Angeles National Forest. Rathburn is also suspected in several other cases, such as the disappearance of Rose Larner and the murder of Kimberly Pandelios. However, it is no longer believed that he is connected to Kimberly's case because a man named David Rademaker was later arrested and convicted of the murder.