Patricia Jane Dixon
Dixon, approximately 1999; Age when reported missing: 39 (approximately 2005)
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/29/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/25/1966 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 95 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Dixon has a tattoo of a butterfly on her outer left ankle and a tattoo of a unicorn on her left hip. She has an appendectomy scar on her abdomen and wears dentures in the top part of her mouth. Dixon's nicknames are Trish, Patty, and Pat. She has eczema, a skin condition, on her legs.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dixon was last seen when she was released from from jail in the vicinity of east Lamar Alexander Parkway in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 29, 1999. She was last heard from on August 11, 1999, when she called her son on the telephone. She has not been seen or heard from since that time.
Dixon had lost her job prior to her disappearance and was living as a transient, sometimes staying at a hotel. She may have also been involved with drugs.
She called her son every day, however. His birthday was on August 12 and she told her son she would be at his party, even if she had to hitchhike to get there. She has never been heard from again.
Dixon may still be in the Knoxville area. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Blount County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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