Erik Sol Patchin

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Patchin, circa 1994;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 37 (circa 2010)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 24, 1994 from Tallahassee, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 2, 1973
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Patchin's nicknames are Domino E and Frog. He has a quarter-sized burn scar on the back of his right hand. His hair was cut in a mullet style at the time of his disappearance, short at the front, top and sides and long in the back.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt, khaki-green shorts and a bandana on his head.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Patchin departed from a Tallahassee, Florida bar with a female friend during the early morning hours of May 24, 1994. He drove his friend to her residence, then continued on to Jefferson County, Florida by himself. Patchin was last seen at approximately 2:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Florida. His silver 1972 Volkswagen Beetle was discovered abandoned in the parking lot of Jr. Food Store at US 27 South and Chaires Cross Road in Tallahassee later in the day. There was no sign of forced entry inside the vehicle and no trace of Patchin was located at the scene.

    Authorities learned that Patchin may have been murdered by drug dealers who frequented the Moore/Washington quarters around Jr. Food Store in 1994. One possible suspect died while imprisoned and investigators were not able to determine if any dealers were connected to Patchin's case. Extensive searches for evidence possibly in the area were unsuccessful.

    Patchin was a resident of Lloyd, Florida in 1994. He frequented the Tallahassee area at the time of his disappearance. Patchin was employed as a part-time disc jockey for the college radio station V89 89.7 FM at the time of his disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Leon County Sheriff's Office
    850-922-3300

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    Source Information
    Leon County Sheriff's Office
    The Tallahassee Democrat
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement
    NamUs
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    WTXL 27

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 28, 2013; two pictures added.

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