Norma Jean Halford

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Above: Halford, circa 1979

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 24, 1979 from Georgetown, Colorado
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 21, 1958
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Halford was last seen in Georgetown, Colorado on August 24, 1979, two days after her vehicle was found abandoned six and a half miles up Guanella Pass Road and tagged by the state patrol. She has never been heard from again.

    Halford lived with Vincent Darrell Groves at the time of her disappearance. A photo of him is posted below this case summary. Groves associated with pimps and prostitutes and provided them with cocaine. He was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1981 death of a 17-year-old girl and sentenced to twelve years in prison, but he was released in 1987. In 1990, he was convicted in two other women's murders and sentenced to life in prison.

    Groves died in 1996, at the age of 42. DNA testing conducted after his death tied him to several further deaths. Authorities believe he could have been responsible for as many as twenty-four murders between 1978 and 1989, most of them in the Denver area. Halford's was the only case tied to him where the body was never found. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance due to the circumstances involved.

    Groves
    Above: Vincent Groves, circa 1996

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office
    303-569-3232

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    Source Information
    Colorado Bureau of Investigation
    The Doe Network
    5280: The Denver Magazine
    The Rocky Mountain News
    Westword

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 19, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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