Concord Police Department investigators are asking the public for help in a decade-old missing person case, in hope of finally solving the mystery of why Pamela Marie Callahan disappeared around the same time her home was set on fire.
A $10,000 reward, collected by Callahan’s family, has also been announced for information leading to her location.
The case dates back to March 6, 2006, when the Concord Fire Department responded to a residential fire at the Melrose Apartments, 209 Country Club Drive NE, in Concord. The apartment at the time was leased to Callahan, but she was no where to be found.
An investigation into the cause of the blaze determined it had been intentionally set.
Callahan, who would now be age 53, has remained missing for more than a decade, but her family has remained hopeful of her being located, said Capt. Robert Ledwell of Concord Police Department.
He noted Callahan is not suspected of having set the fire, but there is concern the blaze might have been set to cover up something.
The Concord Police Department recently went through a reorganization, which Ledwell says is allowing investigators to take a fresh look at some long unsolved cases, including both missing persons cases and homicides. He says the case was never officially closed.
“That opened a dialogue with the family and we learned of the $10,000 they had scraped together,” Ledwell said. “Your heart really goes out to people in a case like this, who are still waiting for answers. In most cases, we find at least some answers, but not this one.”
The Concord Police Department asks that anyone with information that may lead to the location of Pamela Callahan to call 704-920-5000 or Cabarrus County Crime Stoppers 704-93-CRIME.