Cold Case: Where is Erik Patchin?

"When people ask do you have any brothers or sisters, having to explain this story to everybody, it’s a lot to grow up with.”
Erik Patchin
Posted at 4:30 AM, Jul 08, 2013

TALLAHSSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Leon County Sheriff Deputies need your help finding Erik Patchin. He went missing when he was 20 years old on May 24th, 1994. Deputies say he was partying with friends on Gaines street in Tallahassee and was on his way home to Lloyd when he vanished. Patchin's car was found later that day at a convenience store at Highway 27 and Chaires Cross Road, but no sign of Patchin.

His family says they've been suffering with this lost for 19 years. His sister Kelly Durrant says, "Seeing what your friends have and knowing what I missed out on has been really hard. When people ask if I have any brothers or sisters and I have to explain the story to everybody, it's a lot to grow up with." Kelly says the worst part is not knowing what happened.

Detective Shannon Black says with very few leads this case it tough to crack. He and Patchin's family are hoping you can help. If you know or remember anything that could lead investigators to Patchin, please call the Leon County Sheriff's Office at (850) 922-3300. You could be eligible for a $5,000 reward.