Unsolved Case #17
Reference Number 00-10

Patricia Ann Scoville
Born June 3, 1963
Murdered October 21, 1991
Moss Glen Falls, Stowe, Vermont


Patricia Ann Scoville, 28, moved from the corporate world in Boston to the quiet beauty of Stowe, Vermont in late September, 1991. On October 21, 1991, she went out on her bike shortly after noon, made a bank transaction, and rode to a popular hiking trail/waterfalls called Moss Glen Falls, approximately four miles north of Stowe. Patty was reported missing two days later, and her bike was found leaning against a tree at the base of Moss Glen Falls. On October 29, 1991, Patricia Ann Scoville was found buried in a shallow grave near the falls - she had been sexually assaulted, the cause of her death was asphyxiation.

There were no witnesses to Patty's activities after she left the bank in Stowe. DNA was collected at the scene, but no matches have yet been made. About 100 individuals have been cleared, because their DNA didn't match.

Patty was a Rotary Exchange Student in Denmark during the year following her high school graduation. She graduated from Cornell in 1986, after having spent a semester of her junior year at the University of Copenhagen.

Because DNA is our most crucial single piece of evidence which can identify Patty's murderer, we ask that anyone reading this promote their own state's DNA database and support the National CODIS DNA Database. Further information can be obtained by emailing pattyscoville@frontiernet.net.

Further information about the case can be found at www.dps.state.vt.us/vsp/scoville.html or by contacting Sergeant Bruce Merriam, Stowe Police Department at (802) 253-7126 or Det. Edward Meslin, Vermont State Police at (802) 229-9191.

If you have any information that may help solve this case, please contact the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. at 1-888-818-7662 or by email at natlpomc@pomc.org. Be sure to include the reference number in any and all correspondence.

*Patricia Scolville's murderer was caught.

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