On June 28, 2007, Paige and Howard met for their romantic picnic, despite the sticky summer heat. The date went really well and neither one minded the 120 mile drive in the end, it was a beautiful evening. As the night came to a close, Paige set off and the couple hoped to meet up again sometime soon.
With a long drive back to Grand Junction, Paige hoped she’d make it back home before the kids went to bed. Even though it was a time of long summer days, dusk came quickly. Just before she was home, Howard called to check on her progress – Paige said the drive was fine and that she would be home soon. Meanwhile Paige’s three kids were desperately waiting for their mom to come home, their nanny said their mom would be home in an hour. That hour came and went. Hours passed and Paige Birgfeld was nowhere to be found.