Paula Ann Pope

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Above Images: Pope, circa 1972

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 3, 1972 from Fresh Pond, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 14, 1953
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'10 - 4'11, 85 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Pope may use the name Judith Paula Ann Pile. She has a small mole on her chest and her ears are pierced. She wears hard contact lenses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved white blouse and faded blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pope was last seen in Fresh Pond, California on September 3, 1972. She was camping with her husband and some friends at the Cripple Creek Campground. Pope and her husband got into an argument because she wanted to go to a rock concert in Carson City, Nevada and he couldn't go. Pope left their camper angrily. A female friend went with her, but came back for her coat. When her friend left the trailer again, Pope had vanished.

    She apparently hitchhiked to the rock concert and then hitchhiked back with two people from Sacramento, where she lived. She decided to return to the campsite, although her companions wanted her to go to Sacramento with them. They last saw her talking to "motorcycle types." Pope has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office
    530-642-4710

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Mountain Democrat
    Websleuths
    California Attorney General's Office

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 15, 2016; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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