North American Missing Persons Network
Pamela Jean Dunn

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Above Images: Dunn, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 9, 2001 from Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 4, 1963
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 120-135 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Sandy/Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium complexion. Pierced
    ears, surgical scars on abdomen from a hysterectomy, and a
    discolored scar under nose.
  • Jewelry: Diamond ring.
  • AKA: "Curly"
  • NCIC Number: M-092086340
  • Case Number: 0104565

  • Details of Disappearance
    Dunn was last seen by her mother, whom she dropped off at her residence at 6:00 p.m. on December 9, 2001. At 8:00 p.m., Dunn's daughter called her and Dunn mentioned that her ex-boyfriend, David Asmussen, was at her house. At 11:00 p.m., Dunn called her mother on the phone saying David Asmussen had called her and she was upset. She was missed after she failed to show up for work on December 10.

    Dunn's car was found at her own residence. Her home was locked and her purse and keys were on the table.
    She may have traveled to Florida after her disappearance.

    David Asmussen is in prison for stalking Dunn before she disappeared. Her relationship with Asmussen was troubled and she got an order of protection against him after she began seeing another man. The order prohibited Asmussen from contacting Dunn in any way, but it was implemented he called her at least 17 times in less than two weeks and left at least three threatening messages on her answering machine. Asmussen admitted he was at Dunn's house the day she disappeared, and he is believed to have been the last person to see her before she went missing. He was convicted of stalking Dunn after she vanished and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He appealed but the conviction was upheld. In the fall 2006, Asmussen was charged with two counts of kidnapping Pamela, in 2007 he was convicted and sentenced to life without parole.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
    SA Jon Bierne
    (605) 882-5099
    Watertown Police Department
    Detective Dale Peterson
    (605) 882-6210

    Source Information
    South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
    Keloland Television
    The Charley Project