Patricia Ann Spencer

Patricia, circa 1969; Age-progression to age 60 (circa 2013)

  • Missing Since 10/31/1969
  • Missing From Oscoda, Michigan
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 01/10/1953 (66)
  • Age 16 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'3 - 5'4, 120 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A brown sweater, a gray and green plaid jacket, a brown tweed or plaid skirt, brown shoes with a thick heel, and a silver necklace with a peace symbol pendant.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Patricia is supposed to wear glasses, but she wasn't wearing them at the time of her disappearance. Her nickname is Patty.

Details of Disappearance

Patricia was last seen in Oscoda, Michigan on October 31, 1969, the day of their high school's homecoming football game. She and another student, Pamela Hobley, may have skipped their afternoon classes at school. The two girls knew each other but weren't friends.

They were walking together on River Road away from the school, towards the business district, when a passing motorist picked them up and gave them a ride to a gas station at River Road and Interstate 23. Neither of them has ever been heard from again.

Patricia and Pamela weren't carrying their purses or identification with them at the time of their disappearances. At first authorities thought they had run away, possibly to the Flint, Michigan area, but they reconsidered this theory after weeks passed without contact.

Foul play is suspected in their cases, which remain unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Oscoda Township Police Department 989-739-9113

Updated 9 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 12, 2014; details of disappearance updated.