TN PAMELA JEAN MITCHELL: Missing from Nashville, TN - 19 Aug 1992 - Age 30


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Name: Pamela Jean Mitchell
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 19, 1992
Location Last Seen: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

Physical Description

Date of Birth: February 16, 1962
Age: 30 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Gifford, Warrick, Saddler
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Mitchell lived at 2828 Dickerson Road in Nashville, Tennessee. She was last seen at the Krystal Restaurant located at 100 West Trinity Lane. A witness told police Mitchell got into a car at the Krystal Restaurant and she was never seen again.

She was married and had two children. At the time of her disappearance, she was on and off drugs and was prostituting at times.

Her family believes foul play was involved in her disappearance. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Metro Nashville Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Steven Jolley
Agency Phone Number: 615-862-7843; 615-862-7366
Agency E-Mail:
Agency Case Number: 92-238005

NamUs Case Number: 8
NCIC Case Number: M-680660983

Information Source(s)

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

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Family wants closure after Nashville mother is missing for 30 years​

Almost 30 years after a Nashville mother walked out of a fast food restaurant and disappeared, her family is still waiting for answers.

On August 19, 1992, Metro Nashville Police Department officers said Pamela Mitchell went to the Krystal on West Trinity Lane and Dickerson Pike in Nashville to get something to eat. The 35-year-old ran into someone she knew, got into the car with him and left the restaurant. It was the last time anyone saw her.

"I think at this point we have to assume foul play was involved," said Detective Matthew Filter, with the Metro Nashville Police Department. "She has been missing this long, and has had no contact with family at all."

Filter said Mitchell lived along Dickerson Road and hung out in the area where she disappeared. He believed there are people in the area who know what happened to her.

"Even if they don’t have any direct knowledge of what happen to her, just some of the information about her habits, and her life in general might help us, or lead us in the right direction," Filter said.

Karen Gifford, who is Mitchell's sister-in-law, said Mitchell had become involved in drugs and prostitution and the wrong crowd. However, the mother of two had an outgoing personality and loved her family.

"I'm still hopeful answers will come," said Gifford. "Hopefully, it will be in my lifetime. Both her parents are passed away now, and they didn't know what happened to her."

Gifford said family members searched the area where Mitchell was last seen right after she disappeared, but came up empty handed. She also believes someone in that area knows what happened to Mitchell, and hopes they will feel more comfortable talking to police now that 30 years have passed.

"I think it would help so much if people would be willing to come out and talk," said Gifford. "You might think it is small or nothing, but it might be the one word or key that finds her."

"You want to close every case you have," Filter said. "But we have to work with the public. We have to have the public's help to clear these cases out."

"It would mean the world to me," said Gifford. "It would put me at peace, and I would know that she would be at peace now."

by: Sierra Rains
Posted: Feb 21, 2023 / 02:25 PM CST
Updated: Feb 21, 2023 / 02:25 PM CST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Several decades have passed since some people have disappeared from Nashville, leaving many families with more questions than answers.

Currently, there are 18 outstanding missing persons cases in Nashville, with the most recent case reported in 2006.

Pamela Mitchell​

  • Missing since August 19, 1992
  • 5’5″ tall, 105 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes
  • Date of Birth: February 16, 1962
Pamela Mitchell was last seen getting into an unidentified vehicle at The Krystal restaurant at 100 West Trinity Lane in Nashville.


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