Patrick E. King
King, approximately 1995
Date reported missing : 11/21/1995
Missing location (approx) :
Gibson County, Indiana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : Unknown
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair. King's nickname is Pat.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : King was last seen on November 21, 1995. He left his job at a furniture factory at 3:30 p.m. That evening, he was seen getting into a gray passenger car with two unidentified individuals. He was supposed to meet his girlfriend for a date that night, but never arrived, which is uncharacteristic of him. He has never been heard from again.
The next day, King's 1991 Ford Ranger was found on a dirt road in a wilderness area known as Snakey Point, near the Patoka River, north of Oakland City, Indiana.
There was no sign of King at the scene and a search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts, but human hair, blood and fingerprints were found inside the truck.
King's loved ones don't believe he would have driven the truck to that location; he had just had it painted and refused to even drive it on gravel roads. He left his hunting license behind at his trailer, where he lived alone.
Eight days after his disappearance, King's girlfriend reported her car was rammed by a black and gray Oldsmobile. Two men inside the vehicle fired shots at her and one of them smashed out her car's headlights.
She was unharmed and the perpetrators were never caught. It's unclear whether the incident is connected to King's disappearance.
King has been declared dead. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Indiana State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
Indiana State Police
The Evansville Courier
The Doe Network
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe.
By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends.
Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
October 12, 2004. August 21, 2010; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map