Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

January 23, 2012 at 3:38 PM

New leads sought in 1985 disppearance of Skyway woman

Virginia Rambus

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1985 disappearance of a 19-year-old Skyway woman. The Sheriff’s Office also hopes to develop information that could tie the disappearance to a man serving a life sentence for the slaying of a Seattle woman.

Virginia “Anne” Rambus was last seen on May 22, 1985, leaving her apartment in the 6800 block of South 123rd Street to go to a party with an unknown friend.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who has information that may link Rambus to Jesse C. Pratt, who lived near Rambus at the time of her disappearance. Witnesses have told detectives that Pratt knew Rambus.

Pratt, who used the nickname “The Candy Man,” had contact with many of the teens in the area where he lived. He has a long history of violence against women and is currently in an Oregon prison for the 1986 slaying of Carrie Love, 20, in Klamath Falls, Ore., according to the Sheriff’s Office.

During the time of Rambus’  disappearance Pratt had access to a yellow 1978 Cadillac Eldorado (see photo below).

Anyone with information on Rambus is asked to call seriff’s Detective Tompkins at 206-205-7810.

1978 Cadillac Eldorado

 

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, King County Sheriff's Office, missing person

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►