Patty Vaughan is missing since Christmas Eve 1996 but presumed dead. Now police are digging in Adkins, Wilson County, TX. Unfortunately nothing was found.
From San Antonio News: “This is the one place Patty Vaughan‘s family says was never fully searched since she disappeared, her home. The Texas Rangers are in charge of the dig but we have seen some people wearing FBI jackets. For now the work seems to have stopped. But there is a Wilson County deputy here guarding the site.” The link to that article has now been disabled.
On Dec. 25, 1996, Patty Vaughan disappeared from her home and has never seen again. She is presumed dead.
Patty’s blue 1991 Dodge Caravan was discovered on December 26, 1996, one day after she was last seen. It was abandoned on the shoulder of Loop 1604, just west of Highway 37 in South Bexar County, with the driver’s side front tire deflated.
On May 15, 2008, after Bexar County investigators had taken over the cold case, they decided to investigate a pile of clothes found inside Patty’s caravan. They found a red workman’s jumpsuit inside a pile of men’s clothing on which Vaughan’s blood was found back in 1996.
“What jumped out is that this jumpsuit seemed to be a worker… automotive repair or plumbing,” Officer Ramirez said. Of course, that pile of clothing should have been scrutinized long before these officers decided to take over the case and it makes you wonder what else was in the caravan.