29-year-old On June 29th, 2001, Patricia Adkins was last seen in Marysville, Ohio. After leaving her job at a Honda plant, she vanished without a trace.
Background of Patricia Patti Adkins
Patricia Adkins was born on May 4, 1972. She and her 7-year-old daughter lived in a quiet neighborhood in Marysville, Ohio. She and her ex-husband had been divorced for a few years before she went missing, but they still got along well because of their daughter.
Adkins worked at the Honda of America car factory in Marysville, Ohio, for ten years. She ran the assembly line on the second shift and was in line for a promotion.
When Adkins went missing, she was in an on-and-off relationship with a coworker she had been seeing for years. The man was already married, but she told her friends and family that he was going to leave his wife for her.
Adkins had given him about $90,000 over the course of three years. This money came from her savings, her retirement account, and loans. He told her that if he was going to leave his wife, he needed the money to buy out her share in a side business they had together before the divorce.
After work on June 29, 2001, Adkins told her family and friends that she and her boyfriend were going on a trip during the shutdown week. This was not long before she went missing. She mentioned a few possible places to go, like a trip to a cabin in the middle of nowhere in Canada.
Adkins told her friends and family that once they got there, she wouldn’t be able to call home because there was no phone service. Her boyfriend also told her not to bring anything because they will buy everything they need when they get there.
She made plans for her sister to take care of her 7-year-old daughter while she was gone. She told her sister that she would pick up her daughter on July 8, 2001.
Disappearance of Patricia
Adkins took her cats and golden retriever to the kennel in the early afternoon of June 29, 2001. Later, a coworker drove her to the Honda of America plant in Marysville, Ohio, where she worked.
Adkins went to the Honda plant at 3:06 pm and worked her whole shift. The auto plant was going to close for a week starting that night so that workers could have time off for the 4th of July holiday.
Shortly after midnight, Adkins finished her shift and left in her white Honda of America uniform to meet her boyfriend in the parking lot. She carried a small, teal-colored duffel bag that was said to hold something new from Victoria’s Secret in blue, which was her boyfriend’s favourite colour.
Adkins has told friends that her boyfriend told her to hide for a while under the tarp cover of his pickup truck because he had to give a co-worker a ride home before they went to Canada.
Adkins has not been seen or heard from since she was supposed to be on vacation.
After she didn’t pick up her daughter at noon on July 8, 2001, her sister reported her missing to the Marysville Police Department.
Investigation of Case
The bag Adkins was carrying and the clothes he was wearing were never found. Her Honda Accord was left in her garage, and all of her things were found in her house, where they hadn’t been touched. Since she went missing, her bank accounts have not been touched.
On July 10, 2001, the boyfriend, whose name has not been made public, was interviewed by the police. He said he didn’t know Adkins or have anything to do with him. He said that they were just friends and that they had no plans to take a trip together. He also said that he had never had an affair with her.
On July 13, 2001, police searched his house and found a T-shirt and a phone that Adkins had given him, which seemed to back up the story about their relationship.
They also found a letter that Patti had written to him about their relationship and how much she wanted to be with him.
Even though the police couldn’t find any of Adkins’ DNA in the truck’s bed, they did find a new tonneau truck cover in the garage that he had bought on June 26.
When forensic experts looked at the truck cover, they found some cat hairs that Adkins’s vet confirmed came from her cats. They also found a single place where blood was found. Since the amount was too small, the authorities are waiting for new technology to test it and find out more.
The boyfriend and his coworker, who left work with him the night Adkins went missing, told the police that they drove 30 miles toward Canton, Ohio. They stopped at a Burger King to get some food, and after waiting in the drive-through line for 45 minutes, they went home.
But the manager of Burger King said that the place wasn’t busy that early in the morning. People probably didn’t have to wait 45 minutes for their food at the drive-through.
The boyfriend’s story was backed up by the fact that his wife said her husband got home at 2:30 am. She also said she didn’t know anything about an affair and that he was at home during the week the government was shut down.
The boyfriend took and failed a lie detector test. He quit his job at the Honda plant soon after Adkins went missing.
He has never been in trouble with the law, and he is still married and living with his family. He is still a person of interest in the case, but no charges have been made against him yet.
Patricia Adkins hasn’t been seen for a while, and the authorities think that she was killed. In 2006, Adkins’ family told the government that she was dead.
The reasons why Patricia Adkins went missing are still not clear, so she is still considered missing. Her case hasn’t been solved yet.
Born on May 4, 1972, a Caucasian female with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She is 5’8 tall and 120 pounds in weight. Her nickname is Patti.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Her navel and pierced ears. She has a horizontal tattoo of bluish-green flowers on her lower back. Adkins has had corrective laser surgery to her vision.
She was last seen wearing steel-toed shoes and a white Honda uniform with two red-outlined patches on the upper chest. One patch reads “Patti,” while the other reads “Honda of America.”
She carried a small duffel bag in teal, a coin purse in maroon, and a keychain with her Honda identification card.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Patricia Adkins please contact the Marysville Police Department at (937) 642-3900 or the Union County Sheriff’s Department at (937) 644-5010
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