The disappearance and murder of a Colorado woman who worked as a stripper and escort is still unsolved. Frank Birgfeld, father of Paige Birgfeld, wants justice for his daughter who was found dead in 2012, almost five years after she was first reported missing.
Paige Birgfeld Timeline
Case background: Paige Birgfeld aka Paige Dixon is hoping to reconcile with her ex-husband. The 5 feet, 4 inches tall, single mother is supporting her three children by working several odd jobs, including an escort service. She lives in a 1 million dollar home. Family members say that she would never leave her children because they were her number one priority.
Paige Birgfeld speaks with her first ex-husband by phone. She tells him that she is on her way back to her home in Grand Junction. When she does not arrive, a missing person's report is filed the next day.
Birgfeld's burning car is found abandoned. Her body is no where to be found. Police say the car was a 2005 Ford Focus. The police investigation does not lead to any arrests. Police ask for the public's help in locating the missing woman. Birgfeld is 110 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and blue-flowered shirt, according to The Rocky Mountain News.
The police investigation reveals that Birgfeld was afraid of her second ex-husband. According to the Daily Sentinel, the woman spoke about her fear on various websites. On those websites, Paige also talked about being in love with Howard Beigler, the first man she married.
Family holds a vigil for Paige.
The media uncovers Paige's double life working as a madame for her escort business. Her family and friends have no knowledge of her secret life. Family members say they were aware that she worked several side jobs to take care of her family.
Police announce that her disappearance is most likely a result of foul play, but the police investigation goes cold.
Over the next several years voluntary searches are conducted for the missing mother of three. The Paige Birgfeld case becomes the subject of several tv crime documentaries.
A hiker finds the body of Paige Birgfeld not far from Wells Gulch Road in Delta County. Dental records confirm that the burned body is that of Paige Birgfeld. Police state that Paige ran Models Inc., an escort service. One of her clients, Lester Ralph Jones, 56, once a suspect in her disappearance, has not been arrested for the crime.
The body of Paige Birgfeld has not been released by the Mesa County Police Department. Frank Birgfeld tells The Denver Post that he thinks of his daughter "at least three or four times a day every day."
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's will take a look at the cold case. The Mesa County Sheriff's office is hopeful that the case can be solved, according to The Huffington Post.