This week’s featured missing person is Ginger Anne Sutherland, who disappeared on June 16, 1988, less than a week after her twentieth birthday. She was in Fresno,Texas and may have been en route to Panama City, Florida — a distance of over 650 miles. Beyond that, hers is a “few details” case and foul play is possible.
I can’t find anything more about this case online than what I’ve already got up. Shame. Surely Ginger has got to have a family out there somewhere, maybe even kids — she’s got two girls’ names tattooed on her arm.
I think you may have her date of birth wrong. I searched Ancestry and found a Ginger Ann Pell, born August 11, 1968, in Harris County, Texas. Her parents were James Albert Pell Jr and Tony Darlene Tolly. Ginger married Allen James Sutherland on June 25, 1983, in Brazoria County, Texas. She was 14 years old and he was 17. They had a daughter, Amanda Lee Sutherland, on November 14, 1983, in Galveston County, Texas. Ginger Ann Sutherland (same DOB) is listed in the Social Security and Claims Index as having died in June, 1988.
The August 11 date is what Texas DPS has. Maybe I’ll give them a call and see what’s up.
I shudder to think of a 14-year-old having to get married because she is pregnant. I’m glad that mostly doesn’t happen anymore.
Ginger is my sisster my number is 8322125378
Ginger was my mom if anyone would be able to help please contact me and Julie is my aunt. My mom’s mom is now deceased so finding information is becoming incredibly challenging
Amanda and Julie – I’m so very sorry for what you’ve been through. If there’s any additional information you have about your mom/sister that you can get them to post on NamUs.gov/The Doe Network/The Charley Project, it might be very helpful. Additional photos (smiling/not smiling, clear photos showing her teeth, etc.), physical information (prior injuries, anomalies, anything you can think of), natural hair color as well as possible dyed color(s), length of hair when she went missing, places she grew up/lived, any known specific family heritage, any jewelry she might have been wearing, health issues, and so on. Anything that might distinguish her from another person that’s not already posted. Best of luck to you in your search.