Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:48

Detectives seek tips in Bangor 1981 cold case Featured

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BANGOR - Detectives are still looking for clues in the disappearance of a teenager 37 years ago, whose skeletal remains were found the following year.

“Pamela Campbell left her parent's home in Old Town shortly after graduating high school and moved to an apartment in Bangor,” said Lt. Tory Gardner, of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North. “The last time anyone had known contact with her was Aug. 15 of 1981.”


The 19-year-old was reported missing by her dad the following day.


“Her vehicle was found in Bangor on Aug. 20, [1981] in a parking lot,” Gardner said. “Her remains were found the following year on Nov. 20 in a wooded area off a dirt road in Holden."


Her skeletal remains were found in a shallow grave on South Road in Holden, located about 20 feet from the side of the road. Two hunters, an off-duty Bangor police officer and his wife, made the grizzly discovery.


“At this point, it's considered a cold case, and it's listed on our website as a cold case,” the lieutenant said. “We don't close cases. This is an unsolved homicide. Anytime anyone has information, we're certainly willing and want to talk with them.”


Anyone who has information about the death of Pamela Campbell is asked to call the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North at 207-973-3750 or toll-free at 1-800-432-7381.


Folks can also leave a tip online.

Shonna Narine

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