Local News

NC Wanted: Fayetteville teen's murder remains unsolved nine years later

Posted September 13, 2007
Updated August 30, 2014

— It's been seven years since the remains of 16-year-old Pamela Waldher were discovered at Fort Bragg, but many questions still sourround her dissaperence. 

Waldher was reported missing from her Fayetteville home on Glen Canyon Drive on Jan. 23, 2005. A few days later, Waldher's book bag and coat were found on Fort Bragg off N.C. Highway 87 and Nursery Road, in Harnett County, about 16 miles from her home.

In 2003, Waldher moved from Washington state, where she had lived with her grandparents, to live with her father, Beau Garcia, in Fayetteville.

Garcia initially reported her missing as a runaway. Authorities later categorized her as missing and endangered and listed her in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's database.

Garcia said he and his daughter had a nasty argument two days before she disappeared.

"She was very upset, very angry. And the long and short of it, I let her down," Garcia said.

Police interviewed Garcia as a possible suspect. They said Garcia refused to take a polygraph test. but he was never charged. 

Anyone with information about Waldher's death is asked to call the NC Wanted hotline at 1-866-439-2683.