Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Patsy was last seen at approximately 10:30pm at her parents residence in the vicinity of 29th Avenue and Latham Street in Phoenix, AZ. At approximately 5:00am on September 5, 1977 her relatives woke to find Patsy and her vehicle missing. Ravens left a note, saying, "God calls me to do his work so I must leave." Her mother told police Ravens had talked about going to Kanab, Utah, to work. But none of her clothes were missing. Ravens took about $35 in cash but left behind a $162 unemployment check. Ravens never contacted her son or cashed that unemployment check. A missing-persons report was filed September 11, 1977.
Patsy's vehicle, described as a white 1965 Rambler was found a few days later at the Sunset Pointe lookout southbound I-17 at mile post 252 near Prescott, AZ. An undeveloped cartridge of film was in the car, as was a map that appeared to trace a route from Phoenix north, possibly to Utah. Her purse was found around the same area in December of 1977. The cash was missing, but the purse held medication, a temporary driver's license and car keys.
Ravens had been staying with her parents since July 9, 1977. Police said Ravens was recently divorced and her ex-husband had custody of their little boy. Ravens' parents described their daughter as a quiet girl with no close friends who spent a lot of time in her room, reading the Bible and thinking. In the year before her disappearance, she had become involved in the Mormon Church.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Phoenix Police Department
The Arizona Republic