Patricia Elaine Thomas-Wardell


Patricia, circa 1970

  • Missing Since 07/17/1970
  • Missing From Houston, Texas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Age 17 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female.

Details of Disappearance

Patricia disappeared from Houston, Texas on July 17, 1970. In January 1971, her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near CE King Parkway. The remains were not identified until April 2022.

Authorities stated Patricia was the victim of a homicide. Her murder is under investigation.

Investigating Agency

  • Houston Police Department 713-884-3131

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 25, 2022; case resolved.