Above: Angela Ramsey in 1977 (left) and an age-progressed image to 51, circa 2012 (right)
Angela Sigrid Ramsey
Last seen in Deland, Florida, on June 21, 1977
Vital statistics: White female. Born on May 16, 1961. Blond hair, brown eyes. Her nickname is "Angie." She has a small scar on the left side of her face. Was sixteen at the time.
Circumstances: Angela hitch-hiked from Columbia, South Carolina to Florida in June, 1977 to visit friends in DeLand. She stayed at the Boulevard Motel on Woodland Boulevard for two days, then disappeared. A man she had befriended at the hotel and who had taken a picture of her by the hotel pool reported her missing when she failed to come to dinner. He has been investigated and is not a suspect in her case. The picture was found in her room with clothing, jewlery, and a letter to a friend at home. Ramsey's father was an officer in the United States Army; as a result of the family's travels, she had many friends across the country. Ramsey's mother told authorities that her daughter had hitchhiked to Florida with truck drivers, then stayed at a friend's home in Florida before checking into the Boulevard Motel. Ramsey's friend apparently offered her money before she left, but she refused to accept the offer. Classified as Endangered Missing; foul play is suspected.
Theories: We can almost certainly rule out the possibility of her deciding to leave the hotel because she would not have left behind her belongings. The next theory is that she was abducted while at the hotel by a guest or staff member. It is also possible that she was abducted or killed while out around the town of Deland. My theory is definitely that she was either abducted or killed. She is described as a nice, polite teenager, and she was traveling alone, so she would have been an easy target. I don't know who would want a 16 year old child, but something prevented her from returning home and attending the dinner date.
If you have any information on Ramsey's wherebouts, please e-mail For The Lost at this address. Or you may contact the Volusia County Sheriff's Office at 386-248-1777. All tips sent by e-mail will be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this case file comes from the following resources:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network
The Charley Project
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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