The Doe Network:
Case File 377DFBC

Left: Pedersen, circa 1983; Right: Age-progressed to age 32 (circa 2005)

Jo Anna Maria Pedersen
Missing since February 19, 1983 from Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada
Classification: Non Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Pedersen was last seen in her hometown of Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada on February 19, 1983. She was last seen at approximately 20:15 at a payphone outside the Penny Pincher Store near the corner of Vedder Road and Watson Road at the Southeast corner of the building facing Vedder Road.

Last contact was a call from a payphone at a convenience store located 2 blocks away from her home. She was speaking to her parents when a man took the phone and told her parents that he would call the police if the girl was not picked up by them in 30 minutes. Witnesses reported seeing an adult male standing next to a girl matching Pedersen's description at the location from where the call was made. The unidentified man was described as approximately 20 to 30 years old, 5'6" to 5'7", slim to medium build, light to dark colored hair that was below the ears, clean shaven and wearing a dark jacket.

Witnesses also describe a vehicle associated with the man, a two-door white- or cream-coloured domestic car from the early- to mid-70s with a dark Landau roof.


If you have any information concerning Pedersen's whereabouts, please contact:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Serious Crime Unit

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number:
1983 - 2531

NCIC Number: M190211403
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
BC Local News 2/17/08

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