August 12, 1992. Panama City Beach, Florida. After leaving her home in Georgia on a vacation with her two children, 36-year old Pamela June Ray arrives at a beachfront motel during the early morning hours and parks in front of the office. Pamela’s children are sleeping in the back seat, but when they wake up a few hours later, they learn that their mother has vanished and a patrol officer reports having seen Pamela in the company of an unidentified man shortly before she went missing. Years later, a convicted killer named Mark Riebe confesses to the murders of over a dozen woman, including Pamela, but he later recants all of his confessions. Was Riebe actually responsible for Pamela June Ray’s disappearance? If so, what happened to her remains? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” explores a disturbing missing persons case which has yet to find a resolution after nearly 30 years. Special thanks to Dr. Ashley Wellman of “The Path Went Chilly” podcast for narrating the opening of this episode.
If you have any information about this case, please contact the Panama City Beach Police Department at (850) 233-5000.
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