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Sandra Butler Missing Since Jun 26, 1978 Missing From Sparks, NV DOB Mar 27, 1962
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Sandra Butler Missing Since Jun 26, 1978 Missing From Sparks, NV DOB Mar 27, 1962
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- Margaret M. Patterson – Details of Disappearance Margaret and her husband William were last seen at their residence in the 3000 block of Piedmont Drive in El Paso, Texas on March 5, 1957. A neighbor came to their home to offer them some Girl Scout cookies and stated Margaret appeared to be very upset and William seemed unhappy that the visitor had come over. That night neighbors noticed “unusual activity” at their home. They apparently left home during the night or possibly early the next morning, leaving their home in disarray with last night’s dinner dishes unwashed in the sink and clothing lying out on a bed. The Pattersons left without disconnecting their utilities, instructing the post office to stop or reroute their mail, stopping their newspaper delivery, storing their fur coats, or boarding their pet cat, whom Margaret cherished. The cat wandered away after its owners vanished and was missing for more than four months before it reappeared at their home, malnourished and filthy. On March 15, the Pattersons’ accountant, Herbert Roth, got a telegram with instructions on how to manage the couple’s assets and their business. The telegram was called in to a Western Union office in Dallas from a pay phone near the Love Field Airport. It was signed “W.H. Patterson”; William’s initials were “W.D. Patterson.” William ran Patterson Photo Supply, a photography supply store in downtown El Paso. He also had an interest in a high-end boat company, property in the city of Guaymas in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, a boat in his garage, and a Cadillac, in addition to his house. Roth was told to cancel the hotel reservations the couple had made in Washington D.C. (they had planned to attend a National Photographer’s Association there later that spring), rent out the Pattersons’ home for nine months, sell a mobile home they owned and use the proceeds to support the store, and hire Doyle Kirkland to manage the store. Kirkland owned a rival business in El Paso, Duffy Photo Service. He also William’s friend and he was the last person to visit their house before the couple vanished. William was having an affair with 20-year-old Estefana Arroyo Marfin at the time of his disappearance; she lived in Juarez, Mexico. Marfin said she saw him in the early morning hours of March 6, the day after he was last seen in El Paso, and he told her he had some important things to tell her and that “when they come for me, I’ll have to go in a hurry.” She later recanted her statement. Business associates of the couple told authorities that William and Margaret left for an extended vacation to Florida and later sent word that they wouldn’t be returning. A friend reported them missing on August 15, five months after they were last seen. None of the Pattersons’ friends and acquaintances could identify any of Margaret’s relatives or anything else about her background. Her six siblings, who all lived in the midwest, were eventually located after her disappearance. Margaret had been raised on a farm near Owensboro, Kentucky, left home at a young age, and at one point worked as a hostess at the Hotel Vendome in Evansville, Indiana. After her marriage to William she cut herself off from her family, who disapproved of him, and by 1957 they hadn’t heard from her in over twenty years and assumed she was dead. The Pattersons’ lawyer got a letter after they disappeared, dated May 29, 1957, postmarked Laredo, Texas with no return address. The letter said William and Margaret were leaving the country and would not be returning, and gave instructions on how William wanted his business and other property disposed of. It was all left to non-relatives, which was surprising, as William’s father and sister were still living at the time and they would be the logical heirs. William left one-quarter shares of his business each to Herbert Roth, Doyle Kirkland, and a 24-year-old employee, Arthur Moreno. The remaining quarter of the business was to be divided among William’s other employees. Moreno was to be given the Pattersons’ house and furniture, and Kirkland got their vacation cabin, tools, boats and William’s Cadillac. The letter was typewritten and the handwritten signature read “W.D. Patterson.” Handwriting experts compared the signature with known samples of William’s writing and although it was similar, they found several “discrepancies” and said they couldn’t be sure whether he’d signed the letter. The document, in any case, had no value as a will because Margaret, who co-owned William’s business, had not signed it and William’s signature had not been witnessed. An inquest was convened to investigate their disappearances, but it couldn’t come to any conclusion. One witnesses testified at the inquest that he’d lied to friends and said he’d been in touch with William in June 1957; he said he’d done that because William asked him, if he were to ever disappear, to make it sound like he was all right and would return soon. Kirkland claimed he’d been awakened in the middle of the night of March 5/6 by a call from someone claiming to be William, who said he and Margaret were going away for awhile, but he admitted he’d been so sleepy when he answered the phone that he couldn’t be sure that the voice was really William’s. The Pattersons’ lawyer testified about the letter he’d gotten. After the couple’s disappearances, William’s father stated his son “made his living doing sleight-of-hand tricks” and had “taken off” before. He claimed he had expected the couple to disappear and thought they were alive. However, after several years passed without his hearing from his son or daughter-in-law, he changed his mind and said he thought William was dead. There were numerous sightings of Margaret and William in both Mexico and the United States, but none were confirmed. In 1984, the case was reopened after a witness came forward and said he’d been hired to clean the Pattersons’ home after they went missing and found blood around and underneath the water heater in the garage and a piece of human scalp stuck in the propeller of William’s boat. He said he also saw one of the Pattersons’ associates take bloodstained sheets out of the home and put them in the trunk of a car. The witness said he didn’t come forward sooner because he was an undocumented immigrant and didn’t want to come to the attention of the authorities. He died in a car accident two years after giving his statement to police, but what he said is still on file. His account has not been confirmed. William and Margaret were declared legally dead in 1964, but their case was never closed. After their disappearances, it was rumored that the Pattersons’ Piedmont Drive residence was haunted. Their disappearances remain unsolved. Investigating Agency El Paso County Sheriff’s Office 915-538-2291 Source Information The El Paso Times The Doe Network The El Paso Herald-Post Th
- Georgia Jean Weckler – Details of Disappearance Georgia was last seen near her farm home in rural Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin at approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 1, 1947. A neighbor gave her a ride part of the way home from the Oakland Center school, where she was a third-grader, and dropped her off at the entrance to the half-mile-long driveway leading up to her home. Georgia told the neighbor that she might go into the woods and pick some flowers for a May Day basket before going home. She and her siblings normally rode their bicycles to school, but it had rained recently and the ground had been muddy, so Georgia’s father drove his children to school the morning of her disappearance. Georgia was released half an hour before her older brother and sister, and found a ride with the neighbor, who had gone to the school to pick up her own child. The neighbor saw Georgia collect a large bundle of letters from her family’s mailbox and start walking up the driveway, but she never arrived at her house. She has never been heard from again and the mail she was carrying at the time of her disappearance has never been found. Georgia’s mother was initially not concerned when the child did not arrive home; she assumed Georgia was with her father. The parents began searching at 6:00 p.m. when Georgia’s father arrived at home without his daughter. Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored, possibly black, four-door 1936 Ford sedan with a gray plastic spotlight in the vicinity that afternoon. The car vanished at the same time Georgia did, and deep tire tracks were later found on the road, as if a vehicle had pulled out fast. The car was being driven by a blond man, 20 to 25 years old. This man is the prime suspect in Georgia’s presumed abduction. He has never been identified, though many individuals were questioned over the years. Several witnesses reported seeing a young girl struggling and pleading with a man inside a similar vehicle in Fort Atkinson shortly after Georgia vanished. The child inside the car has not been confirmed to be Georgia, but she closely resembled her. At first investigators believed Georgia had been kidnapped for ransom, as her father was a public official and a man of means. Days passed and no ransom demands were made, however. Authorities now believe Georgia was taken by a sexual predator. Curiously, prior to her disappearance, Georgia had made several remarks indicating that she especially feared being kidnapped. Buford Sennett, a convicted rapist and murderer who had just started serving a life sentence in prison, confessed to Georgia’s murder in the fall of 1947. Photographs of Sennett in 1947 and 1987 are posted with this case summary. He claimed that he and a companion he refused to name had kidnapped her for ransom purposes and given her some sleeping pills and she had accidentally overdosed and died. Sennett said he had tossed Georgia’s remains into the Blue River near the town of Blue River, Wisconsin. A search of the river turned up no sign of Georgia, however. Some ashes were found in the woods near his former hideout and were subjected to forensic testing, as a woman reported witnessing Sennett burn Georgia’s body. No clues were gained as a result of the testing. Sennett was never charged in connection with Georgia’s case and police are not certain whether he was involved. He later recanted his confession and afterwards maintained that he had nothing to do with Georgia’s case. He was paroled in 1974, but arrested again for the sexual assault of two young girls, and in 1987 was sentenced to twenty years in prison. This sentence ran consecutively to the remainder of his 1947 rape/murder sentence, since he violated parole by being rearrested. Sennett died in a Wisconsin prison in 2008. He was not the only person to confess Georgia’s kidnapping and murder; a number of other individuals, including a convicted murderer from Nebraska, confessed over the years. Nothing could be proven against any of them and most of them later recanted. Georgia’s case received additional attention ten years after she vanished, in 1957, when authorities in Plainfield, Wisconsin arrested Edward Theodore Gein for murdering a local female tavern keeper. A photograph of Gein is posted with this case summary. Investigators uncovered a gruesome scene at his farm which is still legendary; many body parts and items such as lampshades made from human skin were located. Almost all of them turned out to be from local cemeteries; Gein confessed only to the murders of two tavern keepers. He was declared insane and sent to a mental hospital, where he died in 1984. Gein is considered a possible suspect in Georgia’s disappearance and also in the disappearance of Evelyn Hartley, who was abducted from La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1953. Neither of them have ever been found. They do not fit the profile for Gein’s known victims; both of the people he killed were middle-aged women. Gein also does not match the description of the man believed to be Georgia’s abductor, but he did own a black 1937 Ford. Georgia’s disappearance remains unsolved.
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