Patricia Marie Dudek
Dudek, approximately 2002
Date reported missing : 01/07/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tan jacket, a dark blue sweatshirt, dark-colored pants, black socks and black Reebok sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Dudek has a one-inch scar on her left hand.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dudek was last seen arguing with a male acquaintance at her home in Salisbury, Maryland at 7:30 a.m. on January 7, 2002. When her daughter came home from school several hours later, she was gone, with her car still parked outside. She has never been heard from again.
Her daughter, who was the one who reported her missing, believes she's deceased, as she doesn't think Dudek would go so long without contacting her loved ones. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Salisbury Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Delmarva Daily Times
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