Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On the evening of Saturday February 19th, 1983, Jo-Anne Pedersen had an argument with her sister and was locked out of the house. Jo-Anne walked to the convenience store, a short distance away to call her mother and step-father who were out for the evening. Jo-Anne called her step-father from a phone booth outside the store. Witnesses saw Jo-Anne in the phone booth crying. Jo-Anne told her step-father what had happened and asked him to come pick her up. A man came on the line and told her step-father to come pick her up or he would call the police. After this, the call was disconnected. Jo-Anne’s mother and step-father went to the convenience store but did not find Jo-Anne. They kept looking for her but couldn’t find her and soon called the police to report her missing.
Witnesses at the time reported that a man was in the phone booth with Jo-Anne. Police have never been able to identify this man. The man had dark hair and a moustache, and was wearing a dark leather jacket. The man may have been driving a two-door white or cream-coloured domestic car with a dark landau roof from the early to mid-1970s.
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