Patricia Ann Becks
Patricia, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 07/28/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/06/1966 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 120 - 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A watch with a black leather band and a Golden Corral Restaurant uniform which consists of a maroon and white-striped button-down shirt, faded black jeans and black lace-up shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Patricia's maiden name is Mason.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Patricia's friend picked her up from work at the Golden Corral Restaurant and dropped her off at her residence in Waxahachie, Texas on July 28, 1994. Patricia was last seen leaving her home to walk down the street to her best friend's residence later that evening.
She was approached by her former husband, Archie Becks, and his acquaintance, Dennis Miller, as she left her home. Patricia and Archie had recently divorced at the time and she filed a protective order against him.
Patricia never arrived at her friend's house and has not been seen again. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Waxahachie Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Doe Network
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