Peggy Sue Case

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Above Images: Case, circa 1988

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 9, 1988 from Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 28, 1960
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female.Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Case may use the last name Ellsworth. She has a scar on her left hand and she wears contact lenses or eyeglasses. Case's hair was shoulder-length at the time of her July 1988 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Case was last seen on July 9, 1988 in Spanish Fork, Utah. She left a company party with her boyfriend and went to a private party. Case and her boyfriend, Michael I. Kufrin, were seen arguing at the second party. They left the gathering together and Case has never been heard from again.

    Foul play is suspected in Case's disappearance. She was employed at the Ensign-Bickford Co. explosives plant in Medford, Utah in 1988. Authorities believe Kufrin, who now lives in Illinois, may have been involved in her case. He was charged with theft after Case went missing, but he has never been charged in connection with her disappearance. Kufrin told authorities Case contacted him several times after she went missing, but he did not know her whereabouts. He has been very uncooperative in the investigation.

    In 2005, the Deseret Morning News reported that Case's body had been found. The report was untrue and the newspaper later printed a retraction. Case's disappearance remains unsolved. Investigators believe she may be buried in Utah or Nevada.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Spanish Fork Police Department
    801-798-5070

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    Source Information
    Spanish Fork Police Department
    Utah Department of Public Safety
    The Deseret Morning News
    The Daily Herald
    Unsolved in the News
    ABC 4

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 22, 2011; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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