Police Ask for Help Solving Atlantic City Cold Case of Missing Woman
Patricia Depunte has been missing since St. Patrick's Day 1990, after a night of celebrating in Atlantic City.
Here are are the details of Patty's disappearance according to the State Police.
Patricia Depunte: was age 32 when last seen on 3/17/90, 4"11', 95 pounds, blond hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, high heels, possible jade ring.
Patricia, known as Patty, was a local beautician at the former Jean's Beauty Salon on Illinois Ave. She grew up in Pleasantville and attended Pleasantville High School.
Depunte went to the Irish Pub on St. James Place near the Boardwalk to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, 1990.
At around 11pm she reportedly met and left with a Caucasian male in his early 30's. The man dropped her off at about 3am at Pacific and Mt. Vernon Ave. or Illinois Ave. in a hard rain, 3 blocks south of the Irish Pub.
The man, who was married, has been identified and his car was impounded with a forensic inspection.
While at the Irish Pub, Patty was seen talking with other make and female patrons. She was late seen arguing with two females while sitting with the male.
She apparently asked the male for a ride home. Patricia has not been seen since.
Depunte is described as being an outgoing person, who was single and occasionally drank heavily, but always kept in regular contact with her family and it would have been uncharacteristic for her to leave without warning.
Her family has asked that this case be re-opened, as they hope that this may be a time when someone with knowledge of Patty's disappearance may come forward.
If you have a tip or would like to add a case to the web site, call the New Jersey State Police, Missing Persons Unit at #609-882-2000, extension x2554.
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