Pamela Jean Spencer
Spencer, approximately 1973
Date reported missing : 01/26/1973
Missing location (approx) :
Santa Monica, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue blazer, a brown shirt, blue jeans, possibly brown suede clogs, a pearl necklace, and a diamond ring on her left hand. Possibly carrying a small square-shaped navy blue suede purse with a shoulder strap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Spencer has a large brown birthmark extending from her left hip to her knee. She is very nearsighted and wears contact lenses or wire-rimmed Air Force style eyeglasses with tinted lenses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Spencer was last seen in Santa Monica, California on January 26, 1973. She was hitchhiking to her friend's residence in Malibu, California, accompanied by her dog, a long-haired gray and white female Alaskan Malamute/Shepherd mix named Layla. She never arrived at her friend's and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Monica Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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