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February 19th, 2009, 03:48 AM
WASHINGTON - The Metropolitan Police Department (web | news) is asking for the public's help locating a missing woman authorities have identified as 47-year-old Pamela J. Butler.
Butler was last seen on Feb. 12 at approximately 9:48 p.m. in the 5800 block of 4th Street Northwest. She is described as a black female, 5'3" tall, and weighing 120 pounds. She reportedly has brown hair and brown eyes.
Butler is a program analyst with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and works in real estate. Her family says they are gravely concerned because she hasn't been seen in days.
"She means the world to me," said Bonnise Butler, Pamela Butler's sister. "Like I said, she would do everything for me..."
Detectives combed through Butler's home on 4th Street Wednesday night where her security system provided some critical clues.
The family says the last time Butler was seen on camera was last Thursday night around 9:45 p.m. when she was speaking to her boyfriend at her door. They say the tape never shows her leave the home.
Sources say Butler also spoke with her 76-year-old mother and said she was planning to take her out for Valentine's Day.
Family members who reviewed the surveillance tape say they watched the boyfriend come back to the house several times but they never saw Butler.
The next and final time anyone heard from Butler was on Friday when she reportedly sent out e-mails to both her boss and to a family member. She was supposed to attend a meeting with a supervisor but never showed up to work.
Now, Butler's family is praying for the best and hoping that Butler left on her own accord and is OK.
Anyone with information about Butler's disappearance is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.
February 19th, 2009, 11:02 AM
She never left the house and the boyfriend went in and out several times. That is ringing huge suspicion bells for me. I bet he killed her. :frown: That just does not sound good. I wonder if the police have checked her garbage or freezer?
February 19th, 2009, 12:17 PM
that is what I was thinking or maybe he dismembered her and carried her out piece by piece! he did come and go many times!
February 21st, 2009, 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- "Something went wrong. Where, who, I don't know, but something went wrong," says Derrick Butler, worried sick something terrible happened to his sister, 47-year-old Pamela Butler. She's a program analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency has been missing since February 12th.
They reported her missing on the 17th and for the last two days, police have been combing her house for evidence. Her house in the 5800 block of 4th Street in Northwest is equipped with an elaborate security system with numerous cameras. Butler's brother tells us the hard drive from the security system shows Butler's boyfriend coming and going after her disappearance, but it does not show her leaving her house. The police say they have no evidence of a crime, but are asking for help.
Chief Cathy Lanier held a news conference today saying they have no evidence of a crime, but need information. She asked that anyone who has seen Pamela Butler since February 12th to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.
The chief says they have stepped up their investigation because this is a person who has a routine, and people who have well-established routines 'just don't go missing." Detectives have searched Butler's home in the 5800 block of 4th Street in Northwest and other places she frequented, like the Great Seneca State Park where she jogged.
The couple was supposed to take her mother out on Valentine's day last Saturday, but never showed. Later in the week, Pam's nephew Brandon Butler says he talked to the boyfriend and says he told him the two had an argument. Derrick Butler, Pam's brother, says the boyfriend told him the two had broken up, though Pam had never told her brother that. Derrick says he was suspicious and asked the boyfriend if he could look at his clothes and in his apartment. Derrick Butler says the boyfriend cooperated. He searched through the boyfriend's clothes and his apartment on Seminary Road in Alexandria, but found nothing unusual.
The thing that makes the family so convinced Pam didn't leave her house by her own will, is that she's meticulously neat, and her home was left disheveled.
I swear it's the usual suspect the BOYFRIEND! Course I could be wrong but I doubt it.
February 21st, 2009, 02:39 PM
I concur. Most cases where a person goes missing after a breakup, it's usually the significant others fault.
March 1st, 2009, 01:33 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C - (WUSA) "He just snapped and said I'm not going to do it!" Derrick Butler, the brother of Pamela Butler who's been missing since February 13, says her boyfriend backed out of taking a polygraph test with police.
Derrick Butler says he drove the boyfriend to the police department, so he could take the lie detector test on Tuesday of this week. But before it happened, Butler says the boyfriend not only backed, but threatened an officer. "He threatened the police, said, I'll kill you. Why didn't the officer arrest him? Because all they could get him for was making threats."
Police have not confirmed this account. But today, the boyfriend, who lives at this apartment complex in Alexandria, told us the officer got in his face attempting to provoke him. He also said he's innocent and that police are trying to frame him.
He would not go on camera because his public defender told him not to.
Pamela Butler had an elaborate security system at her home with several cameras. Derrick Butler says their nephew showed the surveillance video to police, which he said shows the boyfriend.
"He is constantly seen coming and going from the home after her disappearance," Butler says.
Butler says the video shows boyfriend came and went from Pamela's home Friday, Saturday and Sunday after she disappeared. "Never seen her coming out of the house. And that's puzzling to us, how she got out of the house."
Butler says the boyfriend is seen leaving the home carrying bags. But the boyfriend tell WUSA that in the bags were his belongings. He says he and Pamela has just broken up before she disappeared. He says he assumed she just left town for awhile.
The Butler family says Pamela would never leave without telling her close-knot family or notifying her job at the EPA.
The boyfriend has not been named as a suspect and we are not using his name. He would not talk on camera because his public defendant told him not to.
http://www.wusa9.com/rss/local_article.aspx?storyid=82116 I believe the boyfriend has something to do with it....just saying.
March 14th, 2009, 08:47 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A month after a D.C. woman mysteriously disappeared, her family still holds out hope she will be found alive.
Pam Butler went missing on February 13. She sent her last email that afternoon while working from her Northwest Washington home.
Butler's surveillance system never recorded her leaving. The video did capture her boyfriend entering and exiting her home. He has not been named as a suspect and has not been charged.
Butler's brother Derrick plans to meet with detectives next week to find out if there are any new details on the case.
March 20th, 2009, 03:07 PM
The boyfriend was seen leaving with bags??? That doesn't sound good at all BUT, wouldnt police find some kind of evidence in the house of foul play? This one is strange.
April 29th, 2009, 01:47 AM
I just sent an email to Theola Labbé-DeBose at the Washington Post, she's written the most recent report of the "crime" and it was dated April 15th. 14 days and nothing else to report. What a shame...this woman was never seen leaving her residence but the bf was...yeah he was leaving with trash bags and I don't think they had his clothes in them (as he claims) ...I'll keep ya'll updated. I know I tend to report on the older cases but curiosity really gets me. Some of these cases really stick with me and not in a good way. I feel for her friends and family not knowing what the hell happened, knowing all well and good that the bf definately had something to do with it. The cadaver dogs have been around the neighborhood and the bf had declined requests polys, twice! Another thing..he's always referred to as the "boyfriened" I can't find his name listed anywhere so I can check him out. That's pretty damned frustrating. She as last sen Feb 12, 2009 let hope we find her beefore Feb 12,2010.
May 1st, 2009, 12:02 AM
My money would be on the boyfriend.
May 1st, 2009, 11:33 PM
This case is really bugging the crap outta me...WHERE IS PAMELA!?!?!?
She never left her residence, but she's no where in the building (that that could find anyway) BF was seen leaving the building with bags..he says they were his belongings.(imo apparently Pamela was a "belonging") He and Pamela we going to take her mom out for Valentines Day dinner...I'm sorry, but if I just broke up with my SO I wouldn't be going out for a nice VD dinner with my mommy..how awkward would that be? The BF won't take polys cause they're "unreliable".. shit...thats a guilty mans reply. And I gutto say everytime I google for an update, back in '99 there was a 10 year old girl named Pamela Bultler who was horribly murdered and evertime I see "Pamela Butler found Murdered" my heart just skips a beat. I hope they find the 47 yo Pamela one way or another to give her family closure and give that asshole a life sentence and a good whoopin.
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