On the morning of February 10, 1987, Margie Pandos did not hear the shower running, which was unusual because her daughter, 15-year-old Jennifer Lynn Pandos, should have been getting ready for school. Jennifer was a sophomore at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the family lived in the Kingsmill area of Williamsburg.
Margie and her husband, Ron, knocked on Jennifer’s bedroom door, but she didn’t answer. They tried opening the door, only to discover it was locked. The parents forced their way in to their daughter’s bedroom, but their daughter was not there.