Police ask for help in finding missing Steamboat Springs resident
November 20, 2014
Steamboat Springs — Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct when Stockdale’s niece saw Stockdale in Denver. Initial information from police was incorrect.
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a longtime Steamboat Springs resident who was reported missing Tuesday night.
A man reported Page Stockdale missing after Stockdale did not show up for a 6 p.m. dinner date Tuesday. The man also could not reach Stockdale on her phone.
The next day, Stockdale failed to show up for a physical therapy appointment.
Steamboat Police Chief Joel Rae said it was uncharacteristic of the 58-year-old to not show up or let someone know where she was. There are other clues that have police worried.
"It has certainly raised our level of concern for how Page is right now," Rae said.
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Stockdale had purchased a plane ticket to Vermont that included a United Airlines flight from Hayden to Denver on Thursday morning. Police learned she never boarded the flight in Hayden and never canceled her ticket.
Stockdale owns a home at 3354 Après Ski Way. Inside, police found Stockdale's cellphone and a newly purchased Lexus sport-utility vehicle in the garage. There was no sign of any foul play in the residence, Rae said.
Police think Stockdale, who has severe scoliosis and cannot stand upright, would trade her labor for physical therapy services. She also worked in property management.
In recent months, Stockdale had been seen driving a black Toyota Tacoma pickup with a topper and grill guard. The pickup has Colorado license plate 296-NVH.
The truck belongs to a man named Mark Schiebel, 59, who has lived in Steamboat for about 15 years. Police think it is possible Stockdale may be with Schiebel, but they have been unable to contact Schiebel or find his truck. Schiebel's brother in Fort Collins also does not know where Schiebel is.
Police released a booking photo taken of Schiebel at the Routt County Jail. He was arrested Nov. 1 on suspicion of DUI and driving under revocation.
Deputy Chief Bob DelValle said Stockdale is divorced and has lived in Steamboat for more than 30 years. She does not have family in the Steamboat area.
Police think the last person to see Stockdale was a niece in the Denver area, who ate with Stockdale on Saturday. Police think Stockdale drove back to Steamboat.
Rae said his department deals with missing persons cases quite often, and the missing persons routinely are found or accounted for. He said nine officers have been working nearly nonstop on the unusual case.
On Stockdale's Facebook page, friends and family members have been pleading with Stockdale to call them. News about her disappearance is spreading on social media.
Police throughout Colorado and surrounding states have been told to be on the lookout for Stockdale. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds and has brown hair.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Steamboat Springs Police Department at 970-879-1090. Those wanting to remain anonymous can call 970-870-6226. Tips also can be texted to the number 274637. People should include the letters NABM before the text message.