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Case File 1564DFMA

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Patricia Minassian
Missing since July 1, 1996 from Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Minassian was last seen by relatives in Bourne on June 30, 1996.
She and her family were vacationing on Cape Cod when she drove off in a Red 1994 Mercury Villager MA Reg# 667-ZIS, and left a 15-page letter stating the family would be better off without her.
The minivan she was driving was found in a Wellfleet restaurant parking lot where she and her husband had gone on their first date 18 years ago.
Mr. Minassian told The Cape Cod Times that his wife, an occupational therapist, indicated in the letter that she needed her own space and was unhappy with the way she had been feeling, but did not mention suicide.
Police have turned up no new leads in the case and dive teams and helicopters that searched the ocean off the Cape Cod National Seashore have found no trace of her.

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

Massachusetts State Police
Trooper Julie Sabota

Source Information:
Massachusetts State Police
News-Standard 7/10/98

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