Real Name: Pamela June Ray
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Panama City, Florida
Date: August 12, 1992
Date of Birth: October 3, 1955
Weight: 110 lbs.
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. She has a scar on her head.
Details: On the night of August 11, 1992, Pamela Ray and her two children left their home in Atlanta, Georgia, on a trip to Panama City Beach, Florida. When they arrived in Panama City, however, she was unable to find a vacant motel room. At 3:30AM, she parked at the White's Motel and Apartments. At 5:30AM, she left her children sleeping in the parking lot and walked through the building's lobby to the swimming pool. After that, she mysteriously vanished, leaving her children behind. They were found by a police officer later that morning.
Since she left her children, purse, and keys behind, the police fear she might have met with dire consequences. This was all but confirmed when they learned that witnesses had heard a woman screaming for help around the time that she was last seen.
Suspects: An unidentified Caucasian male was seen with Ray shortly before she disappeared. The man was described as 6'0" and 150 lbs. Police are uncertain if he has anything to do with Ray's disappearance.
Extra Notes: This segment ran on the December 2, 1992 episode.
Results: Unsolved. In 1999, convicted killer Mark Riebe confessed to killing Pamela. However, he later recanted his statement. Interestingly, Riebe is the killer of Donna Callahan, who was featured on another Unsolved Mysteries segment. Police have not ruled him out as a suspect in Pamela's case. In 2000, skeletal remains were found just 100 yards from the area where Donna was found. Police suspected that the remains belonged to Pamela; however, it is believed that this was later ruled out.
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