Soccer Mom’s Secret Escort Life Revealed After Her Murder
No one knew what happened to Paige Birgfeld, but they soon learned she was working as a madam to support her children. Ten years on, her client was convicted of killing her.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado—When a popular 34-year-old soccer mom never returned home from a picnic nine years ago, her disappearance sent a shock wave through her community.
Grand Junction is a mining town on the furthest tip of Colorado’s remote Western Slope halfway between Salt Lake City and Denver. At first glance, it is quiet and picturesque; but it is also a highway stop-off point for criminals with bad business on the brain. Investigators searching for Paige Birgfeld would soon discover that the single mother of three had something in common with her home town: pretty on the outside, but with a dark secret underneath.
Any hopes of her being found alive were extinguished when Birgfeld’s red Ford Focus was discovered burning in a parking lot just two miles from her home. Birgfeld’s body was not in the car, but several clues survived the fire. Investigators recovered her day planner with pages from the last four days of appointments ripped out. Someone didn’t want to cops to know who she was planning to meet.