Family of Pearl Pinson wants to rename I-780 overpass in her honor


It’s been nearly three years since a Vallejo teen vanished without a trace. 

The family of Pearl Pinson wants to do some special to honor her life and make sure she is never forgotten. 

The overpass above Interstate 780 was the last place people saw the 15-year-old walking to school. 

Witnesses say they saw her struggling with a man and then being dragged across the overpass, never to be seen again. 

“Everyone in town knows this is Pearl’s place,” her sister, Rose Pinson said. “This is Pearl’s overpass and we want to make it official.” 

In memory of the teen, there are fake flowers along the fence and graffiti along the walls, but her family wants something more permanent. 

They want to rename the overpass after her.

Pinson’s family has started a petition to show the community’s support and it has garnered hundreds of signatures. 

Rose Pinson told KRON4’s Justine Waldman, a renaming project would need the city and Caltrans approval and cost $6,000, but her family says it is important to make it happen. 

“So everybody knows what happened to her and how to prevent it from happening to someone else,” her sister said. 

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office is always following up on any tips that come in, but detectives say there has been no new information on Pinson’s disappearance. 

Police killed her alleged abductor in a shootout in Southern California and likely any clues may have died with him. 

May 25 will mark the 3 years since Pinson went missing. 

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