NC Wanted

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Posted August 30, 2014

She wanted to start a new chapter in life, by getting to know her biological father.
Pamela Waldher left the west coast for Fayetteville, but things quickly began to unravel.
{KATHRYN}
What happened next, left her family grasping for answers, and a murder investigation that is still open.
WRAL's Gerald Owens has tonight's NC Wanted mystery.She was a teenager, at a crossroad in life. Pamela Waldher left her grandparents' home in Washington state in the summer of 2004....intent on establishing a relationship with her father in Fayetteville.
[TAKE SOT
NAME: Beau Garcia - Father
DURATION:0:02]
{***SOT FULL***}
<IT WAS VERY GOOD...IN THE BEGINNING.>

The novelty quickly wore off. Her grandparents say the 16 year old soon had second thoughts.

[TAKE SOT
NAME: Shaleen Waldher - Granmother
DURATION:0:05]
{***SOT FULL***}
<THEY WOULD HAVE ARGUMENTS, AND SHE WOULD CALL US AT HOME AND SAY IT'S JUST NOT WORKING OUT. I WANT TO COME HOME.>

In January of the following year, the A-student, completely out of character, disappeared. Her father, Beau Garcia, filed a missing person's report. Rumors began to swirl, that he had something to do with it. Garcia's girlfriend even filed a complaint, saying he mistreated his daughter.

[TAKE SOT
NAME: Beau Garcia - Father
DURATION:0:20]
{***SOT FULL***}
<THOSE PEOPLE WHO CONSIDER SUCH ALLEGATIONS VIABLE, LET ALONE REASONABLE, SHOULD THEMSELVES SEEK COUNSELING. BECAUSE THE SPEAKERS ARE UTTERANCES OF SUCH DRIVEL, ARE BOTH TORRID AND LANGUISH AT BEST. YEAH, I'M A LITTLE TERSE.>

Two years after her disappearance, a major break in the case. Human remains were found in a remote area on Fort Bragg. DNA confirmed it was Pamela Waldher.

[TAKE SOT
NAME: Jim Nolette - Investigator Fayetteville PD
DURATION:0:08]
{***SOT FULL***}
<DON'T KNOW TOO MANY 16 YEAR OLD GIRLS
WHO SHOULD BE LAYING OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF
FORT BRAGG. SO WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHY
SHE'S OUT HERE>

Police interviewed her father as a possible suspect. They say Garcia refused to take a polygraph test, but he has never been charged. If you have any information about the death of Pamela Waldher, call our toll free hotline at 1-866-43-wanted. That's 1-866-439-2683. Or go to wral.com and search 'report a tip.' You don't have to give us your name.

 

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