"She walked from San Joaquin County Mental Health where I was working to the
Department of Motor Vehicles on Park Street we know she made it that far because
I got her drivers license in the mail, then she was going to visit a friend who lived
close by. Her friend was not at home, he had jury duty that day. She also worked as a
waitress at Rick's New York Style Pizza and was supposed to work that night at 5 PM.
She told me she would either take the bus or her friend would give her a ride there.
She never showed up. This is how we knew she was missing. Her work started calling
our home to see where whe was. My oldest daughter called me at work, and the panic
set in. I knew in my heart something was terribly wrong. I was numbed with fear but
managed to go home to see if I would find her on the way. When I got there, she had left
a message on the answering machine that said, "Hi, it's just me, I called." I went back
to my work to see if she had shown up there. The operator told me that my daughter
had called. So if I had stayed at work I wouldn't have missed her call, and I may have
my daughter with me today. She was going to receive a paycheck the next day and
never picked it up. She took nothing with her except what she was wearing
and what was in her purse.
Today is May 24, 2010 and my daughter is still gone from me. As I visit her site here and read the words I have written over and over again, I become horrified at the thought that she was killed (not confirmed) and what her last hours must have been like, how scared she must have been. My heart crumbles into a thousand pieces at the pain she suffered and I couldn't help her. Time does not heal all wounds. I often sit and imagine that none of this had ever happened and wonder how life would be if it hadn't happened. Gayle was a kind, sweet, beautiful young girl who had grown into womanhood and was on her way to making a life for herself. Someone snuffed it out before she had a chance. A mom knows ask any mom out there. My only peace is that their judgement day will come. Gayle did not deserve what happened to her.
Date of disappearance: OCTOBER 18, 1988
FROM STOCKTON, CA
5'4" AND 110 POUNDS
BLOND HAIR AND BLUE EYES
AGE AT DISAPPEARANCE: 18 YEARS
LAST SEEN AT STOCKTON, CA
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
INFORMATION CALL: STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 209-937-8377 HELP ME PLEASE!