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Amber Elizabeth Scholz
Missing since November 8, 1981 from Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: May 7, 1960
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Medium-length straight brown hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Scholz has freckles across her nose and cheekbones. She had her tonsils removed and has a Cesarean scar on her abdomen.
  • Clothing: A navy blue hooded sweatshirt; white blouse; Levi jeans; and white Nike tennis shoes. Scholz wore two rings: a gold band with a pearl; and a gold band with a sapphire and 16 diamond chips surrounding the stone.
  • Other: Blood type O
  • Medical Conditions: Scholz has a neurotic disorder which makes her highly susceptible.
  • Vehicle: 1971 Oldsmobile two-door couple with WY plates, 4-93AW. The VIN Number is 336871M208167.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Scholz went to a party in Rock Springs, WY on November 7, 1981 with her boyfriend and another friend. Scholz left the party around 3:00 - 3:30 AM on November 8 with another friend. The friend escorted Scholz back to her residence at Plaza Court Apartments. Scholz's friend then departed. This is the last time anyone saw Scholz.
Scholz's father called the police when he was unable to reach his daughter later that day. Upon entering her apartment, investigators found that there was no sign of a struggle or forced entry into her home. Scholz's purse and wallet were found in the kitchen, along with a payroll check from her job at a local cleaning service. Her watch was in the bathroom. Investigators determined that she appeared to be preparing her monthly budget when she left her apartment.
Scholz's car was missing from the parking lot; it is a white 1971 Oldsmobile two-door couple with WY plates, 4-93AW. 
Scholz was engaged in a custody battle over her son with her ex-husband, at the time of her disappearance.
Scholz was born in Fort Benning, Georgia. Her parents lived in Ohio, her former state of residence prior to moving to Wyoming.

If you have any information on this case, please contact:
Rock Springs Police Department

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number: 81-505-745

NCIC Number: M077939184
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:

Rock Springs Police Department
NamUs MP#9573

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