Patricia Elaine Thomas-Wardell

Thomas-Wardell, circa 1970

  • Missing Since 07/17/1970
  • Missing From Houston, Texas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Date of Birth 07/19/1952 (69)
  • Age 17 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Thomas-Wardell's ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Thomas-Wardell was last seen in Houston, Texas on July 17, 1970, two days before her eighteenth birthday. She was was attending Durham Business College downtown and was last seen at the bus stop on the corner of Bennington and Hirsch Road, on her way home from her day's classes. She never arrived at her residence in the 4100 block of Corio and has never been heard from again.

Thomas-Wardell left behind a daughter, who was a year old at the time of her disappearance. She worked at a discount store, and never picked up her last paycheck; it was eventually claimed by her husband. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning and her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Houston Police Department 713-884-3131

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated January 17, 2019; date of disappearance corrected, picture added, details of disappearance updated.