Patricia Jean Schneider
Schneider, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 07/31/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/18/1957 (64)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 115 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A cocktail waitress uniform.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Schneider's nickname is Patti. She may use the last name Underhill.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Schneider completed her shift at the Palomino Station in Indian Hills, California early on the morning of July 31, 1982. She worked there as a cocktail waitress.
At 3:45 a.m., she made a call from a Circle K on Limonite in Pedley, California and said her car had broken down. The clerk saw two sandy-haired Caucasian males in the parking lot at the time Schneider made her call; it's unclear whether these individuals have anything to do with her disappearance.
Schneider has never been heard from again. Between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m., a Riverside County sheriff's deputy found her car, a brown and white 1974 Toyota Celica with California license plates numbered 018POF and the vehicle identification number RA21168674.
It was on fire in a field near the intersection of Van Buren Boulevard and Doolittle Avenue. The fire had been deliberately set. There was no sign of Schneider at the scene.
Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Riverside County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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