Investigators dig in Deuel County for new clues in Pam Dunn case  (Audio)

November 5, 2020

Mike Tanner

BEMIS, S.D.–It’s been nearly 19 years since Pam Dunn of Watertown went missing, but state and local investigators have not given up hope on solving the case.

On Wednesday, they were at an abandoned farm in Deuel County excavating the contents of a 30 foot deep well.

Cam Corey with the South Dakota DCI says a tip indicated Dunn’s body may have been left in the well.

In 2017, they searched the well and found human hair, but it was too degraded to provide any DNA data.

Corey says Wednesday’s excavation will allow them to get to the bottom of the well, something that’s not been done before….

He describes some items they’re looking for….

The search for Pam Dunn began on December 10, 2001, when she failed to show up for work. 

In 2006, David Asmussen was convicted in Codington County of kidnapping Dunn, and is serving a life prison sentence.