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 Patricia Candace <I>Walsh</I> Zyskowski

Patricia Candace Walsh Zyskowski

Death 19 Jan 1990 (aged 22–23)
Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Kent, King County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 8220991 · View Source
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Murder Victim.

Patricia was newly married to Douglas Zyzkowski. They left Seattle, Washington, in November 1989, when they decided to hitchhike to Georgia to attend a religious workshop. They apparently accepted a ride near El Paso, Texas, and their families reported them missing after trying many times to contact them. Douglas' remains were found in January 1990, near El Paso, but his body was not identified until 1992. Patricia's remains were later found in central Utah by deer hunters in October 1990, and she was finally identified in 2003 using dental records and DNA testing. According to her brother, Patricia was a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ who would share the Good News with anyone who would listen. Patricia and Douglas were later confirmed as victims of serial killer, Robert Ben Rhoades. Described by authorities as a sadistic killer, Rhoades was charged with their 1990 abductions and slayings, and pled guilty to their murders. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Always with Love
  • Added: 30 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8220991
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Patricia Candace Walsh Zyskowski (1967–19 Jan 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8220991, citing Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Kent, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .