Marie Bridget Patrick 11/11/1981

Case Number 34-10998

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Case Date: 11/11/1981

Age: 15

Sex: Female

Race: Caucasian

County: Dubois

Location of Crime: I-64 at mile-marker 67, Indiana

Circumstances: On 11/11/1981, 15-year-old Marie Bridget Patrick from Cincinnati, OH, and a 16-year-old female friend were in the process of running away from home to Texas. While hitchhiking, they were picked up by a truck driver in Cincinnati who identified himself only as “Bill”. While on I-64 at the mile-marker 67, the girls demanded to be let out amid sexual advances and threats from the truck driver. A struggle ensued and Marie was stabbed.  Marie shoved her friend out the door of the moving truck and she suffered minor injury, but Marie was unable to get away.  The friend survived, but Marie was found dead of a fractured skull 5 miles further down the interstate. The truck driver has never been identified.

Anyone with information about this case, please call:

Indiana State Police
District Investigative Commander
2209 Newton Street
Jasper, IN 47546
1-812-482-1441 or 1-800-742-7475