Patsy Arlene Gaisior
Gaisior, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 12/03/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/27/1949 (72)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 90 - 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Gaisior's nickname is Pat.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gaisior was abducted from a parking lot in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at midday on December 3, 1980. Robert Andre Ruff and Frank Johnson forced her into a car at gunpoint and drove away with her. Both men were found guilty of the crime in 1982. The following year, they were charged with Gaisior's murder and Johnson pleaded guilty.
Johnson stated that after Gaisior's kidnapping, he and Ruff took her to the bank and forced her to withdraw money from her account. After that, they drove her to the Diplomat Hotel on New York Avenue in Washington, D.C. and Gender : ually assaulted her there. Ruff shot Gaisior with Johnson's gun and threw her body in the Potomac River at Anacostia Park. Ruff was convicted largely on the basis of Johnson's testimony.
Gaisior graduated from Mount Union High School and attended Madison University in Virginia. She enjoys sewing. She has previously been employed as a secretary for a lawyer, and at the time of her kidnapping was employed as a service representative for the Bell telephone company. Her remains have never been located.
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Metropolitan Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Parents of Murdered Children
The Doe Network
The Washington Post
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