In a city in eastern Missouri, a terrified woman dials 911. Over the phone, the operator hears her begging for help – before the unmistakable sounds of gunshots ring through the air. Pam Hupp has killed an intruder and survived her horrific ordeal. But is there more to this story than meets the eye?
The story began some 25 miles away in Dellwood, MO, where Pamela Neumann was raised by her Catholic parents. One of four children, she seemed to have a normal, happy youth, indulging her love of cheerleading and fun. She also loved spending time with boys, and by the time she reached her senior year she was dating a member of the soccer team.
Pam soon fell pregnant and married her high school sweetheart. The romance didn’t last, however. After six years they divorced, and Pam then wed a baseball player named Mark Hupp. The couple had a son and spent some time in Naples, Florida, before settling in O’Fallon, MO.
Always interested in money matters, Pam took a clerical job with the insurance company State Farm. On top of that, she and Mark began a sideline flipping houses. Although her boss considered her underemployed at State Farm, Pam made a good impression with her punctuality and insightful nature.