Details of Disappearance Scaggs was last seen by her family on the evening of November 12, 1983 in her hometown of Boulder Creek, California. Her two sons stopped by their cabin in Redwood Rest Resort at 2:00 a.m. and Scaggs let them inside. They saw her return to her bedroom.
When they left, they locked the door. They came back later in the morning and Scaggs was gone. She left behind all her belongings, including her purse, identification, money, medication, cigarettes, lighter and extra clothes. Only her nightclothes and a high-altitude map of the area were missing.
Neighors reported hearing a car with a low-rumbling muffler in the area at approximately 3:00 a.m.; the car door slammed and voices were heard. A child said he heard "screaming" that morning. There were no sightings of Scaggs, however, and she has never been heard from again.
Scaggs is described as a loner with few friends. One of her sons lived with her at the time of her disappearance, but he was planning on moving to South Carolina and she was upset about it. Her case remains unsolved.
- Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 7, 2017; details of disappearance updated.