Patrick Lee Ghering

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Left: Ghering, circa 1997;
Right: Age-progression to age 38 (circa 2015)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 19, 1997 from Gillette, Wyoming
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 28, 1977
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ghering's right ear is not fully developed. He has a one-inch scar on his right temple. His hair was in a crew cut at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ghering was last seen in Gillette, Wyoming on October 19, 1997. His fourteen-year-old girlfriend, Amanda Gallion, disappeared on October 13. When questioned about Amanda's disappearance, Ghering said he had last seen her at 7:15 a.m. the day she vanished. Police believed he was concealing her. Six days later, Ghering also disappeared. His vehicle was found abandoned on the wrong side of the road, facing the wrong direction. He was never seen again.

    Ghering's Social Security number hasn't been used since his disappearance, and neither has Amanda's, indicating that neither of them have gotten jobs, credit cards or driver's licenses. Although police initially believed the pair ran away together and some agencies still classify Amanda as a runaway, foul play is possible in their disappearances. Their cases remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Campbell County Sheriff's Office
    307-682-7271

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    Websleuths

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 11, 2016; age-progression updated.

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