Missing since August 26, 1993 from Greenland, Ontonagon County, Michigan
Circumstances of Disappearance
Jan Pattison had gone to to the Rosseau Bar (a bar seven miles south of Mass City) earlier in the evening. She reportedly met two elderly men she knew there and accepted an invitation to take a tour of one of the men’s new cabin.
After leaving the cabin around 10:30 that night, Jan Pattison was never seen again.
Pattison’s car was found on September 1 just off a two-track ORV trail close to the Vista Drive Road. Her keys, purse and other personal items were still in the vehicle, which apparently became stuck after going off the trail. The items included her cigarettes, which she would have never gone anywhere without.
An extensive search was done in the area with Michigan State Police, Ontonagon County Sheriff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Some footprints found on the banks of the Ontonagon River appeared to offer a clue on the whereabouts of the missing woman. Pattison was a nurse and she usually wore the kind of shoes nurses do.
The two elderly men who last saw Pattison — both whom have since died — were quickly cleared as suspects. The area where Pattison’s car was found is very isolated.
There were reports she had been spotted in the Houghton area and on Forest Highway 16 a few days after August 26. The sightings were never confirmed.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office
The Daily Mining Gazette
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