Patricia Jean Schneider

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Above Images: Schneider, circa 1982

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 31, 1982 from Pedley, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 18, 1957
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Schneider's nickname is Patti. She may use the last name Underhill.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A cocktail waitress uniform.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Schneider completed her shift at the Palomino Station in Indian Hills, California early on the morning of July 31, 1982. She worked there as a cocktail waitress. At 3:45 a.m., she made a call from a Circle K on Limonite in Pedley, California and said her car had broken down. The clerk saw two sandy-haired Caucasian males in the parking lot at the time Schneider made her call; it's unclear whether these individuals have anything to do with her disappearance.

    Schneider has never been heard from again. Between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m., a Riverside County sheriff's deputy found her car, a brown and white 1974 Toyota Celica with California license plates numbered 018POF and the vehicle identification number RA21168674. It was on fire in a field near the intersection of Van Buren Boulevard and Doolittle Avenue. The fire had been deliberately set. There was no sign of Schneider at the scene. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Riverside County Sheriff's Office
    951-826-5700

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    California Attorney General's Office

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 4, 2016; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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