Purple <i>24-Hour Fitness</i> t-shirt, gym shorts and white tennis shoes. Black purse.
Earrings (unknown description). Letter "C" Ring.
Cathy left her place of employment, 24-Hour Fitness, in Houston, Texas on March 23, 1998. A co-worker dropped her off at her apartment in the 1200 block of Wilcrest at approximately 2:00 PM. Cathy's boyfriend saw her at her residence one hour later at 3:00 PM. He left the apartment and returned at approximately 6:00 PM, by which time she had disappeared. She has never been seen again. Hammel was employed part-time at Nick's Sports Bar and Grill in Houston in 1998. She had an argument with a man at the restaurant on March 22, 1998, the night before she disappeared. It is not known if this incident is connected to Hammel's case and there have been no arrests. investigators believe was killed by her ex-boyfriend and her body dumped in a trash bin.