Maria De Lourdes Pahl

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Pahl, circa 1980;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 67 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 1, 1980 from Vinton, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 4, 1945
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11 - 5'0, 100 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Pahl has a dimple on her chin and a scar on her abdomen. Her nicknames are Laura, Lulu and Luly. She may use the last name Calleros-Duran.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green top and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pahl was last seen in Vinton, Texas on August 1, 1980. She left home after an argument with her husband, saying she was going to take the bus to Anthony, New Mexico to get groceries. Her oldest daughter was in Georgia at the time, and went home to take care of her siblings after Pahl didn't come home. There were six children in the family, one of whom was less than a year old. Pahl and her family had moved from Florida to El Paso in 1978 and lived in a house in the 100 block of Holguin Road. She didn't have a driver's license at the time of her disappearance. In the years since then, her family has left El Paso.

    The police didn't conduct any investigation after Pahl disappeared; they merely filed a missing persons report. The investigation was reopened in 2000, thirty years later, and authorities began looking into the possibility that foul play was involved in her case. They excavated her family's former home and found no evidence, and Pahl's oldest daughter stated she didn't believe her father was involved in her mother's case. Pahl is described as a devoted mother who wouldn't have abandoned her children. Little information is available in her disappearance.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    El Paso County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The El Paso Times


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 2, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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