Patricia Ann Krieger

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Above Images: Krieger, circa 2010


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 2, 2010 from Skagit County, Washington
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 2, 1945
  • Age: 65 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'5, 105 - 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green/hazel eyes. Krieger's nickname is Patti.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved white shirt under a blue short-sleeved shirt, a black sweatshirt with gray and red striped cuffs and the words "OLD NAVY" in red lettering, blue jeans, sneakers, a gold ring on her right ring finger and a cross necklace.
  • Medical Conditions: Krieger is hearing-impaired and wears hearing aids.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Krieger was last seen in the Sauk Mountain area of Washington on October 2, 2010. She, her fiance Larry Pressley, and his family and friends had hiked there to scatter the ashes of his deceased parents. According to the group, while they were on the way down the mountain they saw Krieger and her dog, a 100-pound Rottweiler named Bear, go down the wrong trail. They called after her to say she was going the wrong way, but she kept going and they didn't follow her, thinking her trail would hook up with their own later on. She has never been heard from again. Bear was found three weeks later, several miles from where Krieger was last seen. It was malnourished, but alive. It appeared as if the dog had been on the mountain the entire time since Krieger was missing.

    Krieger is a former marathoner and physically fit, but she's not an experienced hiker and wasn't dressed for cold weather. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of her. Dogs tracked her scent down the trail to the parking lot, leading authorities to speculate she got off the mountain and something happened to her afterwards; however, once they found Bear still on Sauk Mountain, they reconsidered that theory. Krieger's son suggested foul play may have been involved in her case, and pointed out that Pressley has over thirty criminal convictions. Pressley is currently in prison for assaulting a police officer. Authorities stated they had no evidence of foul play in Krieger's disappearance, however. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Skagit County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Washington State Missing Persons Search
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    KOMO News
    Washington State Patrol
    Facebook Page for Patricia Krieger


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 19, 2013; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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