North American Missing Persons Network
Paresh Patel

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Above Images: Patel, circa 2000

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 25, 2000 from Austin, Travis County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 29, 1964
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 135 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown/black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Asian Indian
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native of India.
  • Clothing: A "Guess" jacket, blue long sleeved shirt, black
    jeans and a baseball cap.
  • AKA: Paresell Patel, Musrie Win, Paresh Patee
  • NCIC Number: M-291050626
  • Case Number: 2000-2700732

  • Details of Disappearance
    Paresh Patel was last seen by his business associate. He was last seen at the club Azucar, located at 400 Lavaca Street. At the time, Patel was a business partner in Yassine Enterprises and owned several local clubs: Azucar, Melagio, Metro, Chrome, Platinum X, and Treasure Island. The investigation revealed that Patel had a disagreement with business partners shortly before his disappearance. He was known to carry large amounts of cash.

    His car, a white Lexus sport-utility vehicle, was observed parked along 4th Street and Lavaca on Monday evening, with the keys in the ignition. On Tuesday, September 26th, his vehicle

    His credit cards and cell phone have not been used since his disappearance. Patel leaves behind two children. Foul play is suspected.

    A Texas Syndicate leader claimed during a trial in February 2004 to have killed Patel and buried his body under a grocery store in Buda. Police officials said at the time that they had other leads in Patel's disappearance and that they thought he was no longer alive.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Austin Police Department
    Texas Department of Public Safety

    Source Information<7b>
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Austin Chronicles News Archives
    KNKX News Archives