A Desperate Search for a Predator
Ashley Pond, 12, and Miranda Gaddis, 13, lived in the same apartment complex in Oregon City, Ore., were on the same dance team at school and hung out at each other’s homes. When Ashley vanished on her way to school on Jan. 9, 2002, Miranda posted flyers around town and helped stage a dance-team benefit to raise money for the search. Chillingly, just two months later, Miranda also disappeared—on her way to school and near the same bus stop where Ashley was last seen headed. The agonizing mystery shook the community and the entire Portland metro area as police raced against the clock to bring them home. People Magazine Investigates explores the case in Fallen Angels, airing Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.