It has been
Since Patti Disappeared on October 2nd, 2010.
65 year old Skagit County, Washington resident, Patricia "Patti" Krieger reportedly went missing on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 while hiking on Sauk Mountain - near Rockport, Washington.
Patti had been hiking with her boyfriend Larry Pressley, her Rottweiler (Bear), James Pressley, Nichole Gardner, Troy Robinson, Chrissy (Jones) Bumgarner, and Matt Robinson. According to those Patti was with, they had been on the mountain that day to spread the ashes of Larry's deceased parents who had passed away several months earlier.
Circumstance Leading Up To Patti's Disappearance: The group Patti was hiking with says that Patti became emotional after the "ceremony" and that she headed down a different trail than the rest of the hikers. They say they figured the trails would reconnect and that they would meet Patti and her dog Bear back at the trail head. Patti and Bear never showed up. Pattis' car keys and drivers license were found to be in possession of the individuals that she was hiking with. Pattis cell phone was in the possession of one of Larry Pressleys friends back at Pattis house. It is unclear if there were any other personal items in Patti's possession at the time of her disappearance. It should be noted that Patti used hearing aids.
After learning Patti was not at the Trail head: After Learning that their 65 year old Friend, Patti Krieger, had not made it back to the trail head, the hikers Patti was with decided not to wait for her and instead, LEFT THE MOUNTAIN. Larry Pressley (Pattis boyfriend) went with some of the other hikers to a local gas station and bought burritos and beer. Some of the other hikers went to a local supermarket and went grocery shopping. 4 hours later, Larry and some of his friends went back to Sauk Mountain and at that time, reported Patti missing. When Larry Pressley and his family and friends reported Patti missing, they claimed to be Pattis family and her actual family was not notified of her disappearance until they were contacted Sunday morning by Pattis long time employer when she did not show up for work.
The Search For Patti: Search and rescue teams, from four counties, were brought in and over 50 searchers scoured the mountain looking for Patti. Skagit County Search and Rescue, Whatcom County Search and Rescue, King County Search and Rescue and Snohomish County Search and rescue spent all day looking for her and came up with nothing. The next day, the Skagit County Sheriffs office brought in a helicopter with Forward Looking Infrared technology (FLIR) and they too were unable to locate Patti. Twenty Six days later, Patti's dog Bear was found near mile marker four on Sauk Mountain Road.
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Tips and Information: Contact Skagit County Sheriff's Dept. Tip Line 360-419-7785 Lead Detective: Kay Walker
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