Unsolved Podcast: The Disappearance of Patricia Spencer & Pamela Hobley
Unsolved is a true crime podcast series from 9&10 News. Each month, David Lyden will dive into an unsolved crime in Northern Michigan.
It’s been 53 years since two teenage girls disappeared in Oscoda, Michigan.
And the Halloween mystery has baffled investigators ever since.
Mary Buehrle was just 8 years old in 1969, but has plenty of fond memories of her older sister Pamela.
Mary says the afternoon of Halloween 1969, Pamela and fellow Oscoda High School student Patricia Spender decided to skip part of the day before heading to the school’s homecoming game and later a party with friends.
Mary spent the night trick-or-treating.
But as the night went on, Pamela still wasn’t home, and that’s when Mary and Pamela’s mom started to worry.
By all accounts, that was the last time anyone saw either of the girls.
And as the days, weeks and months passed, there was still no sign of Pamela or Patricia.
There’ve been occasional leads, tips and rumors about what happened that night but none have led to an answer.
Mary and her husband still make trips to Oscoda, hanging flyers around town.
In hopes one day a break in the case finally comes, after more than a half century of waiting.
If you have any information about disappearances of Pamela Hobley or Patricia Spencer, please call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Oscoda Police Department at (989) 739-9113.