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CA GAIL DEANN SKELTON: Missing from San Joaquin County, CA - 26 September 1980 - Age 26

Discussion in 'Missing 1980 to 1989' started by KareBear, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    Gail Deann Skelton
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    Skelton, circa 1980; Sketch of last person known to have seen Skelton

    • Missing Since09/26/1980
    • Missing FromSan Joaquin County, California
    • ClassificationEndangered Missing
    • Date of Birth01/28/1954 (65)
    • Age26 years old
    • Height and Weight5'1, 115 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA blue plaid flannel shirt and blue jeans.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsCaucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Skelton may use the last name Brewer.
    Details of Disappearance
    Skelton was last seen in San Joaquin County, California on September 26, 1980. She attended a party at Herman and Helen's Marina, a now-defunct bar on Empire Tract at the western end of Eight Mile Road, fourteen miles southwest of Lodi, and never returned home. She has never been heard from again and her car, a blue two-door 1978 Toyota, has never been found.

    The last person known to have seen Skelton was another patron at the bar that night, described as a 25- to 30-year-old Caucasian man over six feet tall, with dark hair and a thin build. This person was harassing Skelton at the bar and kept wanting to go places with her, and she refused. It isn't clear whether this individual was ever identified or if he is a suspect in her case. A composite sketch of the person is posted with this case summary.

    Skelton's fiance, Pat Malone, disappeared on June 9, 1980, three and a half months before she did, from a boat on the Mokelumne River. Eight days later, his body was recovered in the water 200 yards away. Authorities believe his drowning death was an accident and the timing of his and Skelton's disappearance is coincidental.

    The couple had lived together on a houseboat and planned to marry in March 1981. Skelton was still grieving over Malone's death at the time of her disappearance, but her family doesn't believe she left of her own accord. They stated whatever problems she had in her life were normal ones and she wasn't having financial difficulties.

    The circumstances of Skelton's disappearance are unclear. Authorities believe she may have accidentally driven her car into the water on the night of her disappearance, but there is no evidence to support any theory.
    Investigating Agency
    • San Joaquin Sheriff's Department 209-468-4412
    Source Information
    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 6, 2018; casefile added.

    http://charleyproject.org/case/gail-deann-skelton



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  2. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

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    MISSING
    Missing Person / NamUs #MP50180Gail Deann Skelton, Female, White / Caucasian
    Date of Last ContactSeptember 26, 1980
    Missing FromStockton, California

    Case Information

    Demographics
    Missing Age26 Years
    Current Age65 Years
    First NameGail
    Middle NameDeann
    Last NameSkelton
    Nickname/AliasGail Deann Brewer

    SexFemale
    Height5' 4" (64 Inches)
    Weight115 lbs
    Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian

    Circumstances
    Date of Last ContactSeptember 26, 1980
    NamUs Case CreatedMay 19, 2018
    Last Known Location Map
    LocationStockton, California 95219
    CountySan Joaquin County

    Circumstances of DisappearanceGail Deann Skelton (A/K/A Gail Deann Brewer) disappeared from Herman and Helen's Marina on Empire Tract, where she was attending a party. She disappeared just a few months after her fiancee died in June of that year. Gail and her 1978 blue two-door Toyota were never seen again. She was wearing a blue plaid flannel shirt and blue jeans when she disappeared. There was a composite sketch of a man who was "possibly connected" to her - "a white man, 25-30 years old, with dark hair, over 6 feet tall and thin build".
    Physical Description
    Hair ColorBrown
    Head Hair Description--
    Body Hair Description--
    Facial Hair Description--
    Left Eye ColorBlue
    Right Eye ColorBlue
    Eye Description--
    Distinctive Physical Features
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    Clothing and Accessories
    Item
    Description
    Clothing
    Blue plaid flannel shirt and blue jeans

    Additional Case Info

    Transportation
    1978 Toyota

    Style--
    ColorBlue
    State--
    License Plate--
    Expiration Year--
    CommentsDescribed as a "1978 blue two-door Toyota"

    https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/50180?nav
     
  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    What a tragic last few months of her life she had.

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