Patrick Jason Beavers

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Above Images: Beavers, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 3, 1997 from Jerome, Idaho
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 18, 1972
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 6'0, 180 - 250 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Beavers has a full beard and mustache at the time of his 1997. He may have a tracheotomy scar on his throat, and he has scars on his abdomen from exploratory surgery. His nickname is Pat.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears blue jeans and a blue denim vest.
  • Medical Conditions: Beavers he has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and he may be suicidal. His eyes are photo-sensitive and he may wear dark-tinted wrap-around sunglasses, even during the evening hours, as a result of his condition. He may suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable eye condition which results in vision problems and eventual blindness.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Beavers was last seen in Jerome, Idaho on April 3, 1997. He had been drinking alcohol shortly before his disappearance. He cut up his identification cards and walked out of the house in the middle of the night. He never returned. It was snowing that night and the temperature was well below freezing. Beavers wasn't wearing his coat when he disappeared, and he also left behind his wallet, tax forms and rifle.

    Beavers has never been heard from again. He previously lived in the San Jose/Milpitas area of California and he may have been en route to Austin, Texas or Amarillo, Texas after his disappearance; his father lived in Texas. He left a farewell note behind, reading:

    My will
    Mom gets everything. Sorry but my time here is up. Love you all, no blame, except my own.

    In spite of what his note said, it's unclear whether Beavers took his own life. There's a history of suicide in his family: his maternal grandfather and great-grandfather both committed suicide. His mother initially thought he might have left of his own accord to travel around the country, possibly by hitchhiking, but she began to question this theory as time passed without contact.

    Beavers is widely read and an avid long-distance hiker. At the time of his disappearance, he had the habit of working long hours for a year or two and saving money, then taking several months off of work to read and study subjects of interest. His mother describes him as a gifted underachiever. Beavers didn't have a driver's license at the time of his disappearance and didn't know how to drive.

    Beavers's case remains unsolved. Texas police are assisting the investigation.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Jerome Police Department

    Texas Department of Public Safety


    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Person Clearinghouse
    Seminole County Sheriff's Office
    The Doe Network
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The Magic Valley Times-News


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 8, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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