Flashback Friday: Patricia Wood

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Patricia Wood, who disappeared sometime in 1976 from the small town of Swanzey, New Hampshire. It’s a very sad case: we only have a baby photo of her, though she was three or four when she disappeared, and the police didn’t realize she’d vanished for over a decade. Her father and stepmother lied to everyone saying she’d died in a car accident.

We’ll probably never know for sure what happened here, but it’s not hard to guess.

Another one of those sad cases I hate

I was looking at the website for the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, which has a few MPs profiled. I saw one for Patricia Wood. Unfortunately I can’t put it on Charley because there’s no photo. The circumstances, what little is known of them, are very disheartening:

Patricia Ann Wood, born in 1972, disappeared from her home in Swanzey, NH some time around 1976. Her disappearance was not discovered by authorities until 1987, at which point it was determined that she had been missing for 11 years…

Garnell Moore, Brittany Williams, the Bryant kids, Adam Herrman, Erica Parsons, I’ve got another member of your club.