Sheila Annette Pauley
Pauley, approximately 1976; Pauley, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 09/01/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/16/1960 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 120 - 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black and red flannel button-down shirt and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Pauley has a birthmark on her nose and moles on her neck.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Pauley was last seen at Charley's Chuck House, a bar and restaurant in Ehrenburg, Arizona, on September 1, 1980. She lived in Blythe, California, about five miles away, at the time, and regularly patronized the restaurant. On the day of her disappearance, she left the establishment and was followed by several members of a local motorcycle gang. She has never been heard from again.
Few details are available in Pauley's case. She left behind an infant son. Riverside County, California police are investigating.
Other information and links : ncy
Riverside County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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