Erik Patchin Has Been Missing Since 05/24/94
WHITE MALE DOB: 12/02/73 HEIGHT: 5’10” WEIGHT: 160 HAIR: BROWN EYES: BROWN. – Erik has a quater-sized burn scar on the back of his right hand. His hair was cut in a mullet-style at the time of his disappearance (short at the front, sides, top, but long in the back.)
LAST SEEN WEARING GREEN KHAKI SHORTS, BLACK T-SHIRT AND A BANDANA ON HIS HEAD
Erik Patch was from Lloyd, but spent a lot of his time in Tallahassee. Before his disappearance, Erik was employed as a part-time disc jockey for a local college radio station.
→ Erik, 20, was last seen on May 24th, 1994 at approximately 2AM in Tallahassee, Florida leaving a bar with a female friend. After driving her back home he headed towards Jefferson County by himself. His 1972 Silver Volkswagen Beetle was located later that day at the ‘Jr Food Store’ at US 27 South and Chaires Cross Road. Erik lived in Lloyd, FL and it was common for him to be in that area. His vehicle did not appear to be tampered with nor was there any sign of forced entry.
Although Erik wasen’t known to sell nor do drugs, It is possible that he could have been murdered by drug-dealers who frequented the Moore/Washington Corners quarters around Jr Food Store in 1994, the surrounding areas were searched yet no trace or evidence was ever found. A potential suspect in Erik’s disappearance has since died in prison where he was serving time for a seperate crime. Investigators fear that if this deceased suspect was involved, that there chance of solving this case is now slim-none.
This case might be a ”cold case” to the public, but to Erik Patchin’s family and loved ones, it’s still very real in there heads, they have not forgotten him and they miss him terribly. They’ve made a Facebook Page called ”Erik Patchin Missing But Not Forgotten” – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Patchin-Missing-But-Not-Forgotten/185568504817969
Erik’s family is offering a $5000 dollar REWARD for credible infomation that would lead to discovering the actual events surrounding his disappearance. If you have any infomation regarding this case, please contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office – Crimes Against Persons Unit (850)-922-3300