BANGOR – The 1981 case of a missing local teen turned into an unsolved homicide the following year when her skeletal remains were discovered in Holden.
“The last time anyone had known contact with her was Aug. 15 of 1981,” Lt. Troy Gardner, Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North lead investigator, said in September.
Pamela Campbell’s father reported the 19-year-old missing the following day. She had moved from Old Town to Bangor shortly after graduating from high school.
Her vehicle was found in Bangor on Aug. 20, 1981 in a parking lot of a car dealership once located on Summer Street.
“Her remains were found the following year on Nov. 20 in a wooded area off a dirt road in Holden,” Gardner said, referring to 1982.
An off-duty Bangor police officer and his wife were out hunting on the South Road in Holden when they made the grizzly discovery.
The shallow grave was located about 20 feet from the side of the road, which is now paved.
At the time, Maine State Police issued a call for help in identifying the skeletal remains, and shortly thereafter Campbell’s parents contacted them.
They issued another call for assistance on Thursday when they posted about the cold case on their Facebook page.
Anyone with 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.