Patricia Ann Smith Ford
Ford, approximately 2016; Tribal tattoo on Ford's right wrist
Date reported missing : 09/09/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/21/1965 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 50 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0 - 5'1, 100 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Ford has a scar on the outside of her right thigh. All her teeth are missing and she wears dentures. She has the following tattoos: the name "Bryce" on the upper left side of her back, a heart on her lower back, barbed wire around her left wrist, and a tribal bEthnicity : let around her right wrist. A photo of the right wrist tattoo is posted below this case summary. Ford may use the name Patricia Bowman Smith.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ford was last seen in Abilene, Texas on September 9, 2016. The day before she'd spoken to her daughter, and on the day of her disappearance she had a meeting with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to discuss getting housing. She has never been heard from again and hasn't made any withdrawals from her bank account. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Abilene Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. March 21, 2018; middle name, three pictures and DOB : added.
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