Pamela Fay Kuich

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Above Images: Kuich, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 19, 2005 from Pierce County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 8, 1962
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'5, 135 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Kuich has a cleft palate.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kuich was last seen with her boyfriend, Robert Dalton Tucksen, at her parents' home in Pierce County, Washington on June 19, 2005. She has never been heard from again. The day after her disappearance, Kuich and Tucken's two-year-old son was found abandoned in an outdoor stairwell at the First Baptist Church in the 1000 block of 112th Street south in Parkland, Washington. He had been left there with a cheeseburger and a cup of water. He was sunburned and dirty but otherwise in good condition. Photographs of him were broadcast on the news in hopes that someone would recognize him. Tucksen's mother grandmother identified him as her grandson.

    Police arrested Tucksen three days later, while he was on his way to work, for an unrelated probation violation in Oregon. He has an extensive criminal record, including allegations of violations against Kuich. When questioned about Kuich's disappearance and Tucksen's abandonment, he said he had had an argument with Kuich a few days before, she took off with the child, and he hadn't seen either of them since. He claimed to be unaware that Kuich was missing or that their son had been found abandoned. Tucksen was extradited to Oregon and the child was placed in a foster home by Child Protective Services.

    There has been no sign of Kuich and an extensive investigation has turned up no clues as to her whereabouts. She had no money, car or job at the time of her disappearance; she had been living in a tent in the woods near Tucksen's place of work and had previously lived in various shelters and hotels in the area. Tucksen stated she had dropped out of sight for short period before but always came back to him. Photos of Tucksen are posted below this case summary.

    In December 2010, Tucksen was arrested for second-degree murder in the June 2010 death of an acquaintance, Zachariah Wright. Wright was stabbed to death and his house set on fire. Tucksen had been publicly sought for questioning since the murder, but avoided police for more than six months by hiding in the woods near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He is awaiting trial.

    Kuich's mother stated she was a devoted parent who would not have abandoned her son. Authorities believe she may be dead. She is originally from Newport, Oregon. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Above Images: Robert Dalton Tucksen

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pierce County Sheriff's Office
    253-253-798-7516

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    Source Information
    Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers
    The News Tribune
    KOMO 1000 News Radio
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    KOMO TV
    Washington State Missing Persons
    KIRO TV
    NamUs

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 15, 2017; distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.

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