Patricia Gail Kopta


Kopta, circa 1992

  • Missing Since 06/20/1992
  • Missing From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Age 52 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female.

Details of Disappearance

Kopta, a street preacher with schizophrenia, disappeared from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 20, 1992. In March 2023, over thirty years later, authorities announced they'd found her alive in a nursing home in Puerto Rico. She is now 83 years old.

She had been staying there since she was found to be in need of care, in 1999. She had said little about her life but claimed to have come to Puerto Rico on a cruise ship from Europe. As she grew older she revealed more, which led to contact with the police in her hometown of Ross, Pennsylvania.

Kopta's identity has been verified by a DNA match with her sister and nephew.

Investigating Agency

  • Ross Police Department 412-931-9070

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 4, 2023; case resolved.