When Linda Sobek speaks to her mother on the morning of November 16, 1995, few – if any – signs point to the horrific chain of events that will shortly unfold. So the in-demand model simply tells her mom that she’s had a last-minute request to take part in an imminent shoot. And while the beautiful blonde already has a costume fitting for an upcoming part on TV scheduled later that day – as well as a host of other appointments – she’s said yes to the gig. Little does Sobek know, though, that this assignment will be her last.
Sobek makes one vital mistake too: she doesn’t tell anyone where she’s going or even who has hired her for the assignment. Perhaps it’s the eleventh-hour nature of the job that stops her from taking her usual precautions – or maybe it’s just bad luck. But either way, Sobek quickly gathers the clothes that she needs for the shoot and heads out.
Sobek had also assured her mother that she’d phone her later that same day. Yet while the model’s family and friends didn’t realize it at the time, this promise would actually be the last that anyone heard from her. That’s because, after setting out for her first photoshoot of the day, Sobek vanishes.