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A perplexing unsolved case in D.C.

Please take time to read Paul Duggan's story about the disappearance of Pam Butler.

From the story:

They made a love connection in cyberspace, two lonely strangers in their 40s, each long divorced and yearning for new romance.
By all accounts, Jose Rodriguez-Cruz and Pam Butler were a happy couple for most of their five months together. "This was a woman I really cared for, okay?" said Rodriguez-Cruz, who met Butler through the online dating service eHarmony.
"I mean, I treated her like a queen."
Then, on the eve of Valentine's Day, she disappeared.
"I'm telling you," he said, "there's no way I would ever hurt her."
And no one can prove he did.

Today's story, which includes a video interview with members of the missing woman's family, is the first of two parts. There's more coming tomorrow.

Duggan has written on some of the District's most interesting cases. If you haven't read it, I strongly recommend his two-parter on the death of lawyer Robert Wone:

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 24, 2009; 9:10 AM ET
Categories:  From the Post , Paul Duggan , The District , Unsolved  
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Comments

I'm sure the police have more information than they are giving out to the public. It's only a matter of time that they will link the crime to their suspect if he did it. The little clues, like that he lost the key, didn't have the security code, has a hair-trigger temper, are circumstantial, but pretty suspicious. If he did it, he should admit it and salvage what he can of the rest of his life. If he has a conscience, his life will be torment anyway. If he admits it, seeks spiritual forgiveness along with pleading guilty and accepting his sentence, at least he can save his soul.

Posted by: emelem27 | November 25, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

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