The Doe Network:
Case File 1145DFPA


Patsy Arlene Gaisior
Missing since December 3, 1980 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Patsy Gaisior disappeared from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1980.
Robert Andre Ruff and Frank Johnson were found guilty of her kidnapping. Ruff was convicted largely on the basis of testimony of an accomplice who said that Ruff shot Gaisior near the Anacostia River and threw her body into the water. Frank Johnson, pleaded guilty to murder and agreed to cooperate only after he and Ruff were convicted of federal kidnapping charges in Pennsylvania.
The men took Gaisior to the bank and made her withdraw money from her account, then she was taken to a motel in Washington, D.C. She was then taken to the Anacostia Park, where Robert Ruff shot her.
Gaisior has never been located.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

Source Information:
Washington Post

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