Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Patricia Dudek Missing Person Case ..

Patricia M. Dudek was reported missing by her daugher. During the initial investigation it was learned that Dudek was last seen on the morning of 01/07/02 at her residence, arguing with a male acquaintance. Upon returning home several hours later the victim's daughter was unable to locate her mother and contacted the Salisbury Police Department.

Patricia was living on Hemlock street at the time she disappeared. Her Daughter wrote regarding the morning her Mom went missing

" I went to school that morning my mom and her boyfriend were arguing.  I got home from school and she was gone her boyfriend didn't know where she was and had me call some of her friends and none knew anything. the police have no leads and her case is considered a cold case now and with out any new leads I  fear she will never be found."

I have tried to reach out to her boyfriend at the time Dwight McKenji shown below, but have gotten no response. If anyone has any information regarding this case please contact the salisbury police department at 410-548-3165


Anonymous said...

I knew my comment was not going to be published when I typed it. That's what's wrong with Salisbury.It all depends on who is getting the criticism. My words are true words

Anonymous said...

10:51 the content must have been of a very critical nature or i'm sure it would be published. Try to find some compassion for folks that have lost dear one's due to whatever the circumstances are, REAL OR FROM OUR PERSONAL THOUGHTS OR IMAGINATION!

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to fess up.Is there or is there not a cold case unit in Wicomico County?That's not a trick question.You posted a good while back that a cold case unit was on tap,but not zilch since.IS THERE OR IS THERE NOT A COLD CASE UNIT?No harm done if there is not.Just curious.I double dog dare you to respond.

Anonymous said...

Id try ground penetrating sonar at her last residence.

Anonymous said...

Id try ground penetrating sonar at her last residence.

DIZEMAN aka Jon Dize said...

Anonymous said...
Id try ground penetrating sonar at her last residence.

January 8, 2018 at 6:46 PM

Step back from the TV and put the beer down. There is fantasy and then there is reality.

Without any evidence suggesting there was a homicide, no government agency is going to spend money to scan a yard.

The question would be... was there any investigation at all into her disappearance? Did SPD canvas the neighborhood, talk with neighbors or family? Was it turned over to a Detective at all?

Should there have been more of an investigation? MORE OFTEN THAN NOT... NO!

Unless there is some Reasonable Suspicion of Foul Play, Probable Cause to believe a kidnapping or homicide took place, the cops very likely consider it a missing person case.

The problem is, AS AN ADULT... it is understood, accepted BASED ON PLENTY OF HISTORIC CASES, sometimes ADULTS just decide they need a change of scenery and DISAPPEAR.

It's called DELIBERATE DISAPPEARANCE. Not entirely uncommon at all.

Over 900,000 people are entered into the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) EVERY YEAR. Divide that by 50 states and you get 12,000 missing people for each state, if indeed they were equally divided, which they are not.

In Minnesota alone, more than 10,000 people are reported missing EVERY YEAR. In St. Paul, 1,100 people disappeared between 2011 and 2012.

I point out Minnesota, because that is where perhaps the best known case happened.

David Wandtke told his wife of 11 years he was going to the grocery store to buy junk food, a familiar errand for him and, his wife thought, possibly a cover for a last-minute gift run.

Wandtke, a 52-year-old nurse, drove away in a maroon PT Cruiser and hasn't been heard from since.

"In the United States you have the right to go missing if you want to," said Bill Carter, an FBI spokesman. "Individuals have the right to privacy."

There were so many in Minnesota that they passed a law named after Brandon Swanson. The passing of Brandon's Law in 2009 requires law enforcement in Minnesota to act immediately on missing persons reports involving adults.

But in much of the country, the absence of similar statutes means the philosophy on missing adults can work against families. Some legalities argue the right of privacy of the person who decided to voluntarily leave trumps the desire/need of the family to know what happened to them.

Of the 900,000 people reported missing each year in the U.S., 50,000 are over the age of 18. Half of missing adults are white, 30% are African American, and 20% are Latino.

I wonder, perhaps somebody reading this knows how many people of any age are reported missing in Salisbury? Perhaps there is a work-load that exceeds the budget and personnel of the local police? Yes? No?

Maryland in general has it's hands full actively investigating 159 ACTIVE missing person cases.

So it may not be that nobody cares or no agency is looking, but that they are so over-burdened and understaffed, there's just not enough time in the day to give each the time they deserve. Yes? No? Impossible? Possible?

I, as I am sure all reading this do... hope she is found IF INDEED SHE WISHES TO BE FOUND and at the very least, her family members, especially her daughter are told she is okay.

WE cannot imagine anyone, especially a mother walking away and not bothering to tell their own daughter where she is going... HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!

PS, has anyone listed Patricia Dudek on ?

(Just a thought.)

Anonymous said...

Dize sound like a 60 minute reporter....the boyfriend no doubt has some knowledge if as the daughter reports they were arguing when she left the residence! If Lewis had been Sheriff at that time and not Nelms it would have been handled differently with the SPD to give them assistance...