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Case File 1790DFIL


Patricia Ruth Spahn
Missing since February 11, 1975 from East Dubuque, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Classification: Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Spahn was last seen on Sinsinawa Avenue in East Dubuque, Illinois on February 11, 1975, at approximately 02.00. She was with a white male (identity unknown) described as 5'9", approximately 26 years old, full mustache, and wire rimed glasses.

Patricia was seen leaving the bar with two men to go to a party. One of the men gave Patricia's girlfriend an address in order for Patricia to be picked up later but the address turned out not to exist. Both men were identified and refused to take polygraph tests. The case went inactive after several years.

A rumor surfaced that Patricia was buried under the Dubuque Inn Hotel swimming pool erected in 1975. The hotel was torn down in 2005 and the pool area was excavated down 5 feet. No remains were found.

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

East Dubuque Police Department
Chief of Police Steven O'Connell

Agency Case Number: M056309

NCIC Number: M-635399494
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
East Dubuque Police Department

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