North American Missing Persons Network
Patricia Minassian

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Above Images: Minassian, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 1, 1996 from Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: 1959
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 120-125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green/Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Medical Conditions: Depressed at the time of her
    disappearance. May suffer from occasional episodes of
    memory loss as the result of injuries sustained in a
    vehicular accident.
  • Clothing: Gray sweatshirt and black pants.
  • AKA: "Tricia"
  • Case Number: 96-102-7098-0295

  • Details of Disappearance
    Minassian was vacationing in Cape Cod, Massachusetts with her husband and three children in July 1996. The family resided in Hingham, Massachusetts at the time. Minassian's youngest son was taking a nap during the afternoon of July 1. She told other family members that she planned to visit a local car wash before returning home. Minassian has never been heard from again.

    Minassian's 1994 red / maroon Mercury Villager minivan with Massachusetts license plates 667-ZIS was located abandoned and locked in the Cahoon Hollow Beach parking lot shortly afterwards. Authorities believed that she committed sucide in the ocean and began canvassing the nearby beaches for her remains. Patricia had left a 15-page letter stating the family would be better off without her. Extensive searches of the Cahoon Hollow and Newcomb Hollow areas produced no evidence as to Minassian's whereabouts.
    There were several unconfirmed sightings of Minassian in the Brockton, Massachusetts area in April 1997.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Massachusetts State Police
    Tpr. Julie Sabota
    (508) 394-2233 OR (800) 344-2722

    Source Information
    Massachusetts State Police
    South Coast Today
    The Boston Globe