Missing 13 Years: Truck Driver’s Family Still Searching For Answers

Missing 13 Years: Truck Driver's Family Still Searching For Answers
Trevor Angell

Pat and Jim Angell’s son Trevor vanished into thin air in 2000. Thirteen years later, they’re still searching for clues about his disappearance.

Thirteen years ago, 28-year-old truck driver Trevor Angell headed out from Calgary for a load to Los Angeles.

Angells’ family, including his wife Teresa, said Trevor had been struggling with being on the road and hoped that the load would be his last.

In September 2000, Trevor headed out for the 3,000 mile trip.  He planned on pushing the limit and getting to his destination as quickly as possible, his mom Pat told the Calgary Herald.

On September 19, Trevor picked up a load at a meat-packing plant in Alberta.  The beef was to be delivered to Los Angeles.

Trevor made the trip from Alberta to Los Angeles in approximately 25 hours.  Once in Los Angeles, Trevor dropped his load and picked up a load of bananas to take back to Calgary.

On the return trip, Trevor stopped at Whisky Pete’s casino in Primm, Nevada.

On September 22, Trevor re-fueled at Primm and spoke with his dispatcher around 10:00 a.m.

Trevor also phoned his wife Teresa and told her she had not slept in 4 days, the Calgary Herald reported.

Not long after that, Trevor’s parents, Pat and Jim, received a call saying Trevor wasn’t answering calls from his company and GPS showed his truck was still parked in Primm.

After getting no response from Trevor, the company reported him missing.

Three days later, Trevor’s truck was found in the Primm casino parking lot.  Trevor’s wallet was found intact inside the truck, but Trevor was nowhere to be found.

Trevor’s bank records showed that his debit card was used 9 times to make withdrawals until 4:00 a.m. on September 23. Trevor’s entire paycheck had been withdrawn.

Trevor’s parents headed to Primm to search for their son.  They hoped to find him at the casino.  The began by searching the casino’s restaurant.  A waitress said she remembered serving Trevor oatmeal on September 23, at 10:00 a.m. She recalled that he had paid for his meal and tip with pocket change.

One witness reported that seeing Trevor and said that he appeared to be ill.  He was holding his stomach and had been found lying in the parking lot, asking for help.

Pat and Jim began calling hospitals, clinics and a homeless shelter.

The Angells told the Calgary Herald that they began to fear the worst.  

There were no leads and no one could offer any further information, and thirteen years later, there are still no leads.

Trevor’s family holds out hope that someone out there knows something about Trevor’s disappearance.

“I’ve had people ask what’s worse: the death or the missing? The missing is a little easier because you have hope. If you have no hope it’s the hardest,” she said.

Read Pat and Jim’s interview with the Calgary Herald here. 

Trevor is 5’9″ and was 170 pounds at the time of his disappearance.  He also had a mustache and goatee. He has hazel eyes. Trevor would be 42 years old today.