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Aaron Michael Pate

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Aaron, approximately 1992; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 39 (approximately 2014)

Date reported missing : 03/16/1992

Missing location (approx) :

Keota, Iowa

Missing classification : Endangered Runaway

Gender : Male

Ethnicity :


DOB : 03/03/1975 (46)

Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old

Height / Weight : 6'0 - 6'2, 145 pounds

Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Aaron has a one-inch scar on his right wrist and moles on his back. His left ear is pierced and he wears eyeglasses.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Aaron was last seen in Keota, Iowa on March 16, 1992. He didn't have a history of getting into trouble, but police believe he stole a vehicle which was later found abandoned on the Kewash Nature Trail. There was no sign of Aaron at the scene and he has never been heard from again. Police believe he left of his own accord.

For unclear reasons, Aaron wasn't officially listed as missing until April 30, 1993, thirteen months after he disappeared. He left behind his parents and three siblings; one of his sisters died in 1999. Few details are available in his case.

Other information and links : ncy

Keota Police Department


September 2021 updates and sources

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Iowa Cold Cases

October 12, 2004. July 1, 2015; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.