34-year-old Paige Birgfeld was the type of mom we other moms aspire to be. She experienced two very difficult divorces that left her a single parent of three children with 6-acres of land to care for unemployed, but she still made sure her kids were in the best schools, playing their favorite sports and exploring their desired hobbies.
According to her friends, Paige had three very secure, very happy children. The only problem was she had to juggle side businesses to keep the household running. She tried selling Pampered Chef products, baby slings, home decor, but eventually, they all ran dry.
Paige’s desperation pushed her into darker work that cost her so much more than she expected.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Paige decided the best way to meet the needs of her children was to pick up a passion she had left behind in her past. She was a dancer as a child and dabbled in it in her twenties. At one point, Paige made a living as an exotic dancer in Denver, Colorado where she met her first husband and left it all for the “mom life.”
She was eager to put these skills back to work again.
This Is Borderline Illegal
Paige decided to open an escort service. She used the alias “Carrie” to protect herself just in case some of her clients got too clingy. She had a home office where models would come and be approved for work. Only her closest friends knew about the business.
Nobody seemed to care because Paige was always the mom she needed to be to her children, but she did start to get nervous that something might go wrong…
The Night It All Went South
Months flew by and Paige’s double-life wasn’t going so bad. Financially, she was doing better than she ever had. The business was running itself, so she decided to take a break from it all and drive 120 miles to have dinner with her ex-husband, Howard Beigler, in Eagle, Colorado.
The evening was lovely… but Paige didn’t make it home that night.
Mom’s Car Was Found
The following morning when Paige hadn’t returned home, her nanny started to worry. Paige wasn’t reckless. She was always home for her children. They knew something was wrong. Two days passed, but still no sign of Paige.
Then Paige’s Ford Focus was found. It had been left burning in a parking lot only three miles from her home, but there was still absolutely no sign of her or even leads on where she could be.
A Month Rolled By…
A month later, Paige’s business cards were found blown across 11-miles of highway. That was when police learned of her double-life as “Carrie.” They started running interviews with Paige’s family and friends. Her family was shocked to find out the reason behind all of her new money, but still, no one had any leads on Paige.
One thing had changed though – the police were now certain it was foul play, because Paige would never walk out on her children. Her whole life had been about them. Maybe Paige’s worst fears had come true and a client had gotten a bit too handsy.