Flashback Friday: Amber Elizabeth Scholz

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Amber Elizabeth Scholz from Rock Springs, Wyoming. (Rock Springs is northwest Wyoming. It had a population of 23,000 and change, which makes it a booming metropolis by Wyoming stands.) Amber was last seen on her way home party. She apparently made it home, and something happened there. It was November 8, 1981.

One thing I don’t get: “Scholz has a neurotic disorder which makes her highly suggestible and easily influenced by people.” I have NO IDEA what this “neurotic disorder” could be and I know a lot about mental illness.

8 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Amber Elizabeth Scholz

  1. Ilya May 29, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Is it possible that they’re trying to say that her level of mental development was few years lower than it should be? But then its not going to be called “neurotic disorder”, by any means…

    Reminds me too – Angie Housman murder, which is still unsolved. She was incredibly friendly to everyone (not through any disorder or anything, though) and that, apparently, cost her life.

  2. ilovetrash May 29, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    dependent personality disorder, probably. just a guess, but an educated one.

    • Angie June 1, 2015 / 4:17 pm

      That’s what I was going to say too.

  3. Km May 29, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    It could be Williams Syndrome. People that suffer from it are overly trusting and social with strangers.

  4. Kat May 29, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    I believe I have seen several MP’s on here with the same criteria. Maybe back then it was a “neurotic disorder”, but it could also be something we know now as low grade mental “retardation”, autism, or even just someone who simply functions below their traditional age level for a variety or reasons.

  5. Kat May 29, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    “OF” reasons. At any rate, if she was slow mentally, it seems she had a good routine going and given the circumstances, I feel it is likely she is dead. I’ll never say 100 % though, it seems cold case solves pop up every day.

  6. Cindy May 30, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    The first thing that came to mind when I read that was Williams Syndrome. I’m not sure what type of disorder it is but I know that one of the traits of people w/ it are being overly outgoing or trusting.

    • forthelost August 2, 2015 / 11:17 pm

      She doesn’t have the facial features of it.

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