Patricia Ann Spencer

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Patricia, circa 1969;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 60 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 31, 1969 from Oscoda, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 10, 1953
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'4, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Patricia is supposed to wear glasses, but she wasn't wearing them at the time of her disappearance. Her nickname is Patty.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown sweater, a gray and green plaid jacket, a brown tweed or plaid skirt, brown shoes with a thick heel, and a silver necklace with a peace symbol pendant.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Patricia was last seen in Oscoda, Michigan on October 31, 1969, the day of their high school's homecoming football game. She and another student, Pamela Hobley, may have skipped their afternoon classes at school. The two girls knew each other but weren't friends. They were walking together on River Road away from the school, towards the business district, when a passing motorist picked them up and gave them a ride to a gas station at River Road and Interstate 23. Neither of them has ever been heard from again.

    Patricia and Pamela weren't carrying their purses or identification with them at the time of their disappearances. At first authorities thought they had run away, possibly to the Flint, Michigan area, but they reconsidered this theory after weeks passed without contact. Pamela's sister never believed she'd run away; she stated Pamela was happy with her life and had recently gotten engaged. Foul play is suspected in their cases, which remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Oscoda Township Police Department
    989-739-9113

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Oscoda Press
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    CBS News

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    Updated 9 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 12, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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