Patti Gail Swinburne
Swinburne, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 11/01/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 06/13/1959 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0, 115 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Swinburne has the following tattoos: a butterfly on her right shoulder, a ribbon with the names "Ashley" and "Courtney" on her left ankle, a ring on her left hand, a devil on her buttocks, the cartoon character Tweety Bird on her right breast, and unspecified tattoos on her abdomen and right thigh.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Swinburne was last seen in the 1200 block of west Anderson Lane in Austin, Texas on November 1, 2005. She left her daughter's apartment to attend a funeral in San Antonio, Texas and never returned. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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