Walter Eugene Patterson-Black

Patterson-Black, circa 2016

  • Missing Since 05/12/2016
  • Missing From Scottsbluff, Nebraska
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 72 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'4, 175 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A tan plaid long-sleeved button-down shirt, blue jeans, leather shoes and a tan hat with a dark-colored bill.
  • Associated Vehicle(s) Black 2000 Mitsubishi Montero (accounted for)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Patterson-Black's nickname is Gene. He had a full white beard at the time of his disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Patterson-Black was last seen in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on May 12, 2016. He has never been heard from again, and his black 2000 Mitsubishi Montero was found abandoned in the parking lot of the Scottsbluff YMCA.

Authorities believe Patterson-Black may have intentionally gone into the North Platte River, which was swollen with rain at the time. His body has never been found.

Investigating Agency

  • Scottsbluff Police Department 308-632-7176

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 7, 2019; casefile added.