Patricia Evans Gomez
Gomez, approximately 1979
Date reported missing : 12/26/1979
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/26/1956 (64)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved red velour blouse (possibly with a black horizontal pattern), possibly a long-sleeved blue sweatshirt, blue jeans or green corduroy slacks, possibly red knee-length socks with a heart design, and sandals.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue/hazel eyes. Gomez has a long, thin nose. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gomez was last seen in Belvedere, California on December 26, 1979. She was reportedly en route to San Anselmo, California at the time. She has never been heard from again.
Authorities believe Gomez jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, but her body has never been recovered. Few details are available in her case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Belvedere Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Doe Network
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October 12, 2004. June 19, 2017; middle name added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: , Description, clothing, jewerly and more : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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