Nobody can disagree that the 1987 disappearance of 15-year-old high school sophomore Jennifer Lynn Pandos was one of the most puzzling cases to have come to light. After all, she vanished from her family’s house in the middle of the night, and as thoroughly detailed in HBO’s “Burden of Proof,” no one has been arrested in connection with the incident. However, for more than 20 years, many people did view her own father Ronald “Ron” Pandos as the prime suspect; as a result, we now have the information you need if you just want to know more about him.
Who is Ronald “Ron” Pandos?
Despite being a native of lovely Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Ron allegedly only refers to himself as a true American Yankee because he thinks he has a long enough life history to merit the title. The truth is that he joined the Army at age 21 (1967) because it gave him “something to do,” only to discover that he was soon stationed in Savannah, Georgia, serving as a Sergeant and a married father of one. Little did he realise that months later he would be given the responsibility of being a door gunner in the 1st Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War, from which he eventually returned with a Bronze Star Medal.
Following his retirement from the military, Ron made the decision to continue his accounting education, which led to the establishment of his own business in James City County, Virginia. The father of two made a permanent home there, but on February 10, 1987, everything changed when he discovered that his 15-year-old had vanished after a fight with him the previous evening. They had argued a little bit about how she used the phone, and that, together with his purported history of physical domestic violence and subsequent convoluted, contradicting comments, didn’t make things any better.
Officials believed Ron might have been responsible because he had allegedly lied about informing his mother of Jennifer’s disappearance within days (it allegedly took him seven years), seemed to meddle in the investigation, and then displayed a propensity for sounding defensive. His prior criminal history and the fact that cadaver dogs showed interest in the area under the Pandos’ former home during reinvestigations in the 2006s cast him in a particularly bad light, but prosecutors finally cleared him since there was no hard proof.
The truth is that shortly after Jennifer vanished (in the 1990s), Ron and Margie, the mother of his two children, were divorced, which prompted him to sell his company and move to Texas to start again. Here, in 2007–2008, he met and wed Ruth Ann Phillips, his second wife, only to soon find himself in legal problems for possession of a firearm and breach of trust with fraudulent purpose. He was ultimately given a three-year prison sentence, of which he served just a third before being let out in April 2010. At that point, he made the decision to live in Oklahoma permanently.
Where is Ronald “Ron” Pandos Now?
According to what we can gather from Ron’s internet profile, he is currently a proud veteran, a retired corporate worker, and a devoted husband to Jerletta Halford-Pandos, his third wife. He resides in Kellyville, Oklahoma. The best aspect of his current circumstances, albeit debatable, is that he still has access to Vets 4 Vets, which allows him to maintain a high level of physical and mental activity. He reportedly even regularly attends church, enjoys riding motorcycles, and appears to be doing everything in his power to give back to society in general and his town in particular.
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