Anaheim, CA — May 28, 1980, it was just another day for 32-year-old single mother Dorothy Jane Scott. She had dropped off her 4-year-old son with her parents and headed straight to work. Later in the evening, she called her parents and told them she would be late picking up Shawn because of a 9pm employee meeting.
During the meeting, she noted that her co-worker, Conrad Bostron, didn’t look so well. She noticed a red swelling on the side of his arm and knew that it needed medical attention. Dorothy and another co-worker, Pam Head, left the meeting early to take Conrad to the hospital. While being treated in the ER, Pam and Dorothy stayed together in the waiting room. Dorothy never leaving Head’s side.
At around 11 p.m. Conrad was discharged and given a prescription. While waiting for the prescription, Scott offered to drive her car upfront towards the exit so he wouldn’t have to walk. After picking up the prescription, Conrad and Pam went outside to wait for her. About 20 minutes later, Dorothy’s 1972 white Toyota station wagon sped past them with its high-beams blinding them from seeing who was behind the wheel.
On May 29, Scott’s car was found burning in an alleyway in Santa Ana (10 miles away from the hospital).
Four years later, on April 6, human and dog bones were discovered by a construction worker, lying side by side. A week later, dental records were used to confirm that the bones belonged to Dorothy
Prior to her disappearance, Dorothy was receiving many menacing phone calls from an unknown caller. The frequent male caller phoned everyday, warning her that he was always watching her. He was obsessed with her, “in love” so he would say. He followed her, noted her movements and clothes, all without being spotted from Dorothy and everyone else.
On June 12, 1980, an unidentified male voice called the front desk at the Orange County Register (local newspaper), and confessed to killing Dorothy as he was obsessively in love with her. Investigators believed the caller was responsible for her death.
Dorothy Scott’s death remains to be a mystery.