THE MYSTERY of Pamela Butler and her disappearance captivated headlines in 2009.
After an investigation by police officials, law enforcement found and charged her killer, Jose Angel Rodriguez-Cruz, met haar moord.
Who was Pamela Butler and how did she go missing?
In Februarie 2009, Washington DC native Pamela Butler was declared missing by law officials.
Pamela was an employee for the Environmental Protection Agency who was dating Jose Angel Rodriguez-Cruz.
While offering a statement to ABC’s Washington DC affiliate, Pamela’s brother Derrick told the outlet: “This story has so many twists and turns to it, you just wouldn’t believe it.”
“Kanaal 7 was the first one to actually run the story, nobody wanted to cover it until you all [ABC7 News] did.”
Derrick added: “Nobody would listen to me “
Op daardie stadium, Jose denied having anything to do with his girlfriend’s disappearance.
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Was Pamela’s killer convicted?
Years later, Jose was arrested, aangekla, and convicted for her murder in 2017, Volgens NBC.
Jose admitted to strangling Pamela and burying her on Interstate-95 going north towards Virginia.
The conviction of Pamela’s murder led to another cold case being reopened, the one of Jose’s deceased wife, Marta Rodriguez.
The murderer killed and buried Marta in February 1989, 20 years before he took the life of Pamela Butler.
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The killer buried Pamela in the same wooded area on Interstate-95 where he disposed of Marta’s body 20 years earlier.
Op November 16, 2020, Jose’s 12-year sentence for taking Pamela’s life was extended to 40 years for the murder of his wife Marta.
Following the sentencing, Derrick Butler told NBC: “I definitely feel like I’ve done all I can do and that I know my sister would be happy.”
“I’m sure Marta would be happy to know someone is standing up and fighting for her.”
Dateline will cover both of the killer’s cases on an episode scheduled to air on March 18, 2022, at 11pm EST.