Corona, CA: Help SOLVE a Cold Case from June 5, 1971

Left: Pscholka, circa 1971
Right: Age Progressed to 52 years (circa 2010)

Debra T. Pscholka
Missing since June 5, 1971 from Corona, Riverside County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Vital Statistics

•Date Of Birth: November 7, 1958

•Age at Time of Disappearance: 12 years old

•Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 125 lbs. (57 kg.)

•Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.

•Clothing: blue Levi jeans and a green and yellow striped blouse

•Dentals: Available

•DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance

Pscholka was last seen in Corona, California at approximately 8:15 p.m. on June 5, 1971. She went to a now-defunct movie theater on 6th Street with friends. The staff caught her smoking and asked to leave. Pscholka left alone, telling her friends she was going to the park. She has never been heard from again.

Pscholka was a seventh-grade student at Corona Junior High School in 1971. She has a younger sister and three older brothers. Her mother died in 1990 and her father in 2000, but her siblings are still alive. Foul play is suspected in Pscholka's disappearance. She had no history of running away from home, and there has been no indication of her whereabouts since she let the theater. Her case remains open and unsolved.


Anonymous said...

Just saw this article about cold case in Corona, I was looking for the story about the 50+woman's body found off the 15 frwy several weeks ago and saw this article.
I am a corona citizen woman and I have been here for years and in the past 15 years to many women young and older have been either assaulted or murdered in Corona. This article about the young 12 year old is very sad, the article reads that her parents are both dead, but her siblings are still alive and well. I am saddened to know that this young girl was obviously abducted and not seen again since that day. She would be 39 and her abductor if he was in his 20's,might be around the age of 60+ so he just might still be alive. So if alive he just might still be assaulting/murdering women. I hope the police get to the truth of "ALL" these women's demise and to the cold case detecs, "Find the murderer of this little girl, lets put closure to her family and friends", don't forget this little girl had a life and it was taken! Corona Citizen Woman. Let's get this "CREEP" OFF OUR STREETS AND IN PRISON AND BEHIND BARS FOREVER, NO PARDON HERE FOLKS!!somebody knows something!

Anonymous said...

I came across this girl's missing notice while clipping coupons out of a newspaper. I did a little research on her disapearance and found that she and some of her friends were at a movie theatre after 8pm, when Debra was asked by staff to leave when caught smoking. Debra left her friends alone and mentioned going to the park. I feel the theatre knowing she was a minor shouldnt have allowed her to leave but remain in the lobby until the end of the movie or until a resposible adult came to pick her up. And why would any parent allow their minor kids out at night without adult supervision? It's apparent there was neglect on the part of the theatre staff and the parents that led to this young girl's unfortunate demise.