Real Name: Pamela Page
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Peoria, Arizona
Date: July 22, 1989
Date of Birth: January 18, 1957
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 200 lbs
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: Brown eyes and red hair with two moles on her neck and another near her nose
Details: Pam Page was a housewife in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria. She and her husband Rob Page co-owned a video store. Although their relationship had some issues, Pam and Rob Page were apparently happy. On July 7, 1989, Pam went to Arkansas to visit her family; she told them that everything was alright.
However, on the evening of July 21, 1989, Rob noticed that Pam was acting strangely. When he awoke late at night, he discovered that she was not in bed with him. He went downstairs and found her on their couch, looking through family photographs and crying. She told Rob that her back was hurting and that she would sleep on the couch that night.
At around 7 am the next morning, Rob woke up and found Pam downstairs sorting through her clothes. Pam claimed that she wasn't feeling well and Rob agreed to open the store for her. When he got to his car, however, he apparently had ignition switch problems. After he fixed the problems with his car, Rob went to the video store and opened it.
Eight hours later, Rob came home to an empty house and a note allegedly from Pam claiming she had left with a woman named Sarah. Rob claimed that he felt embarrassed because his wife had left him for a woman, so he decided to not inform her family in Arkansas of her disappearance.
Four days later, however, Pam's sister Trena called the Page home. Rob answered; Trena asked how Pam was doing, and he told her that Pam was missing. Trena told other family members about Pam's disappearance, and they all called Rob. Rob read the letter to the family members, but they all felt that something wasn't right. Rob told Pam's family that he had filed a missing persons report with the police. However, when Pam's sister Jimmie called the Arizona police, they told her that no report had ever been filed.
Rob Page told detectives that on the day of Pam's disappearance, he left home at around 8 am. Later, he went to several auto part stores, looking for a replacement ignition switch. He was unsuccessful; in the parking lot of one of the stores, the truck gave up. Rob claimed that he called home, but received no answer. He assumed Pam had gone to the video store after all, so he phoned for a taxi to take him home.
Rob claimed that he never actually went into his house. He went instead into the garage and grabbed a part for his truck. He then got on his bike and went back to the store. When his truck finally started, he drove back home and found the letter from Pam.
According to the letter, Pam had taken all the money, $60,000, from a safe at the video store. Rob claimed that he went to the store and found that the money was indeed missing. The letter also said that Pam had left their Corvette parked at a local doughnut shop. Rob found the Corvette at the doughnut shop the next day.
The police, however, questioned the details of Rob's story; the employees at the last auto parts store do not remember Rob, or anyone, asking about an ignition switch that day. Also, Rob claimed that his truck, which is very distinctive, was parked at the store for four hours. However, none of the employees remembered seeing the truck there. Police also found it curious that Pam's Corvette was parked directly across the street from the last auto parts store, even though Rob claimed it took him a day to find the car. The one part of Rob's story that was verified was that a taxi driver did indeed pick him up that day from that location.
Authorities decided to investigate Pam's letter further; they tried, without success, to identify the woman named "Sarah". Rob claimed that he had not met Sarah, but he said that Pam had talked about her. He believed that Pam and Sarah had met at the video store. However, authorities could find no customer with that name that knew Pam personally.
When authorities examined Pam's alleged signature at the bottom of the note, they determined that it was almost certainly not Pam's. Rob, at first, was adamant that Pam had signed the letter. Eventually, however, he confessed to signing the note himself. He then began to tell a very different story.
Rob claimed that a week prior to Pam's disappearance, he found the letter on their home computer. He confronted Pam about the letter, but she said that she wrote that after an argument and that she had no intention of leaving him. On July 22, he claimed that he had actually went to work that day and stayed there until 12 pm. When he came home, he found the house in disarray. He claimed that all of Pam's clothes were missing except for the ones that she had set aside for Goodwill. He also said that family pictures were gone, along with a dachshund named Rerun. Pam's credit cards and keys were on the kitchen table, but her driver's license was missing. Rob claimed that he then added four lines to Pam's letter on the computer, printed it out, and signed Pam's name. He then drove Pam's Corvette to the doughnut shop and called for a taxi.
Rob stated that he fabricated several parts of the story because he felt that nobody would believe that Pam left him had he not done those things. Authorities were extermely suspicious of Rob Page due to the inconsistencies and circumstances surrounding Pam's disappearance. He was offered to take a polygraph examination, but he refused. Despite his suspicious actions, Rob was never charged in Pam's disappearance.
Pam's sister Jimmie eventually consulted police psychic Carol Pate in Little Rock, Arkansas for information on Pam. Working from a photo, Pate said she saw a man, presumably Rob, argue with Pam. Pate saw Pam being chased by the man; the man then struck and suffocated her. Pate then saw the man being helped by a woman; the two apparently put Pam's body in a car trunk and drove away. Pate then saw the name "Coolidge" and "2 4 1"; she then saw a gray factory near a railroad track. Pate finally saw the man and woman bury Pam in a field near the factory.
A reporter who was in touch with Pam's family decided to follow up on some of Carol Pate's clues. She discovered a gray factory near a railroad track in Peoria, Arizona. Nearby, the reporter found the numbers "2 4 1," and a street named Coolidge. Authorities, however, are hesitant to believe Carol Pate's information; they are still uncertain as to whether Pam is alive or dead.
Rob Page still believes that his wife Pam is alive, but authorities consider Rob a possible suspect in the case.
Suspects: Rob Page
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the December 8, 1993 episode. It should not be confused with the 1991 murder of Kathy Page. Rob Page declined to be interviewed for this segment.
Results: Unsolved. Rob Page passed away from cancer in 2009 and was never charged in Pam's case. Some reports claim that he was cleared as a suspect, while others state that police still consider him a suspect in Pam's disappearance.
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