North American Missing Persons Network
Phylicia Albina Thomas

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Above Images: Thomas, circa 2004

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 11, 2004 from Sweet Valley, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 5, 1982
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Lt. Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on both arms,
    freckles on face.Had an operation on one arm after being attacked
    by a dog. Extensive scarring. Muscle loss. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Rusty red long fringe sweater, blue collared
    work uniform shirt with "Pump and Pantry" written in the
    white pants, gray "Nike" athletic shoes.
  • Jewelry: Hemp handmade beaded necklace.
  • NCIC Number: M-483846191
  • Case Number: P01-053-7166

  • Details of Disappearance
    Thomas arrived home approximately 11:30 p.m. on February 11, 2004. She spoke with her boyfriend and requested a beer. He said it was outside on his all terrain vehicle; that was the last contact anyone had with or from Thomas.

    She left home without her coat/jacket or purse and failed to report for work or pick up her last pay check. Co-workers said when she left work that evening she was in good spirits. Disappearing is out of character for her according to family and friends, who to date, have had no contact with Thomas.

    Her body has never been found, but the skull of Jennifer Barziloski, who was missing since 2001 and also knew Thomas, was located on a property in Hunlock Township near the home of a man state police considered a "person of interest" in the disappearance of the women. Steven Martin, 32, of Ross Township, hanged himself in a state prison in August 2005 while serving a sentence on a vehicular homicide charge. Martin was reportedly the last person to be seen with Barziloski, 18, of Lake Township, outside an Edwardsville bar on June 23, 2001. He also acknowledged that he spoke to Thomas the night she disappeared when he phoned her residence looking for her boyfriend Ed Rudaski.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    Trooper Charles Prula
    (570) 697-2000

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing Adults
    Pennsylvania State Police
    Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA) - Thursday, February 10, 2011