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New evidence confirms missing person Patricia Pangracs is deceased; foul play is suspected

Homicide investigators continue to seek information

For Immediate Release: 14-Jan-2020 @ 4:01 PM
MRU #: MP19R015-2

The EPS’ Homicide Section has confirmed missing person Patricia Wendy Pangracs, 32, is deceased and continues to seek information surrounding the circumstances of her death.

Pangracs was last heard from on Saturday, June 8, 2019, and was reported missing on Monday, July 8, 2019.

On August 10, 2019, the EPS’ Search Managers Unit, in conjunction with the investigative team conducted a coordinated search in Strathcona County in relation to the disappearance of Pangracs. A series of events preceding her disappearance suggested she had been in the area.

Later in the fall of last year, the initial search area was further expanded and concealed remains, which have been confirmed to be those of Pangracs, were located. 

Based on the information and evidence collected to date, the EPS Homicide Section believes foul play was involved in Pangracs’ death. Both medical and police investigations are ongoing, however the cause of death will not be disclosed at this time for investigative purposes. Homicide Section is currently leading this investigation.

Pangracs was last seen wearing dark pants, blue heeled boots, a dark zippered jacket and a white long-sleeved shirt. She was also carrying a dark colored purse and was in possession of a phone and sunglasses at the time of her disappearance.
 


CCTV image of Patricia Wendy Pangracs prior to her disappearance 

Investigators believe Pangracs was in the Bruderheim and Beaumont area in the hours leading up to her disappearance, sometime between the evening of Friday, June 7 and Saturday June 8, 2019. It is believed she had been travelling in a white 2011 Cadillac CTS, which had visible damage on the front passenger bumper.


2011 White Cadillac CTS with front passenger bumper damage

The EPS would like to thank the civilian Search and Rescue organizations and cadaver canines that assisted with the coordinated search, as well as the Strathcona County Emergency Services Technical Rescue Team that assisted in the search and recovery of Pangracs’ remains.  

Anyone with information regarding Pangracs' death is encouraged to call the EPS complaint line at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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Please contact Cheryl Sheppard at (780) 421-2671 for more information.

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